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FrontierMuzzleloading
12-16-2013, 09:15 PM
Example,
"Guys, I just got my order of Thor's in today and they are to small! My season starts next week and there's no way I will have time to send them back and get the right size. Any ideas?! "

Seems we run into this issue from time to time and so I took some pictures and will show you how to re-size your Thor bullets to a larger size that's very simple and effective!

Tools needed:

One small light weight hammer
One 3/8" 8mm socket "Matco 8mm shaft DIA is .449"-.450"
Thor Bullets of course
Micrometer to measure bullets diameter
http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w581/FrontierMuzzleloading/IMG_1665_zpsa6c99bad.jpg (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/FrontierMuzzleloading/media/IMG_1665_zpsa6c99bad.jpg.html)

Now lets say you ordered .502" Bullets, but some of them as you found, just slide right down the bore very easily while the others take the recommended 20-30 lbs seating pressure. All is okay now! You can easily resize those looser fitting bullets to the size your need, and IMO this is the perfect way to get the exact size you need. You can now actually order the smaller .500" Thors and then resize them yourself to exactly what your rifles bore needs.
http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w581/FrontierMuzzleloading/IMG_1666_zps11490bec.jpg (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/FrontierMuzzleloading/media/IMG_1666_zps11490bec.jpg.html)
Today, I shot up the last of my Thors in my Traditions and all I have in stock are .500" Thors in 250gr Ballistic Tip. I decided to take a few pictures and share the process just in case you ever run into an undersized bullet in the package or simply want to take it up a level and size your own Thors for your bore.

Quite a few on here knurl pistol bullets to fit their bores so they can shoot sabotless, this process is quite a bit easier because there's no knurling, just flaring up the base of the bullet a touch and measuring the diameter of the base and flare it up to where it needs to be for your bore size.

Get the idea?
http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w581/FrontierMuzzleloading/IMG_1671_zpse4c8c89a.jpg (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/FrontierMuzzleloading/media/IMG_1671_zpse4c8c89a.jpg.html)

I hold it in my hand so I can feel the amount of power I am hitting with.
http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w581/FrontierMuzzleloading/IMG_1672_zpsb6745e68.jpg (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/FrontierMuzzleloading/media/IMG_1672_zpsb6745e68.jpg.html)

FrontierMuzzleloading
12-16-2013, 09:16 PM
After a few light taps with the hammer and I was where I needed to be. Measure often until you get the "feel" of it. Its easy to size them larger, but I have yet to find a way to shrink them easily.
http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w581/FrontierMuzzleloading/IMG_1674_zpsa7786ffb.jpg (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/FrontierMuzzleloading/media/IMG_1674_zpsa7786ffb.jpg.html)

After a couple shots at 100 yards, I dialed it in and took 3 shots for groups. WELL under 3/4" with first 2 shots touching!
http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w581/FrontierMuzzleloading/Traditions%20Firearms/IMG_1677_zps4d22364f.jpg

Eberle
12-16-2013, 09:22 PM
Thanks for sharing! Good Luck hunting & be safe