Oct 9, 2020 Update: This week my focus has been mostly on editing books and developing ammunition. I finished the initial round of editing on the first of my "Illustrated Expeditionary Journals of an Idahoan," which recounts a trip up Lower Cedar Creek. I have also decided to publish my original notes and machining sketches on the UTAH pistol, and I got those through the initial compilation and first round of editing as well. Now I am waiting on proof copies of each of those books to facilitate further editing. In the ammunition department, this week I succeeded in making my first swaged bullets. Specifically, I made a swaging die for my reloading press that will allow me to convert 200-grain 44 caliber flat-point powder-coated cast lead bullets into 200-grain 45 caliber hollow-point powder-coated swaged lead bullets. At least I think I have succeeded, based on the appearance and dimensions of the bullets. I have not yet tried loading them into cases or test-firing them, so perhaps my assessment of success is premature. I did conduct some more testing on prospective sub-sonic loads for .350 Legend, but I am having trouble finding a powder charge that will work well with the 260-grain lead bullets. For example, a 13-grain charge of Blue Dot doesn't generate enough pressure to cycle the action, but a 15-grain charge of Blue Dot generates enough pressure to cause catastrophic rupture of the cartridge case, and still doesn't cycle the action. A 14-grain charge of 2400 almost works, but the bolt doesn't cycle quite far enough back to pick up the next round from the magazine, and if I increase the charge to 14.5 grains, the cases start to show bulging and other signs of over-pressure, and the bolt still doesn't cycle far enough to feed the next round. Anyway, that continues to be an area of active research. However, I am hoping to get my load development finished up soon and shift my attention to machining parts for my experimental bullpup muzzleloader. In any case, this weekend I think I will upload a video I made about testing a steel target that I made from a scrap of old leaf spring.