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I've had someone come to me wanting me to make a Gun Belt to hold 22 bullets on the back of the belt. What do you suggest on applying that? Hand sew it or machine?

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tiny....lots of 'em. machine if you can. i couldn't imagine sewing them by hand.

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For .22 bullets......I wouldn't even bother forming loops. Just measure 1.5 times the width of the shell (or call it 3/8ths) and stitch it down with two holes (basically a saddle stitched loop) between each one. Dampen the bullet loop strap with a sponge and push in some shells. You're stretching the leather such a small amount that you'd spend more time trying to make actual loops than you would just wet-stretching the leather.

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For .22 bullets......I wouldn't even bother forming loops. Just measure 1.5 times the width of the shell (or call it 3/8ths) and stitch it down with two holes (basically a saddle stitched loop) between each one. Dampen the bullet loop strap with a sponge and push in some shells. You're stretching the leather such a small amount that you'd spend more time trying to make actual loops than you would just wet-stretching the leather.

That's a great idea, TwinOaks! I hate making 22 loops just because of their size. Will have to give that method a go.

TW

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For .22 bullets......I wouldn't even bother forming loops. Just measure 1.5 times the width of the shell (or call it 3/8ths) and stitch it down with two holes (basically a saddle stitched loop) between each one. Dampen the bullet loop strap with a sponge and push in some shells. You're stretching the leather such a small amount that you'd spend more time trying to make actual loops than you would just wet-stretching the leather.

Thank you so much. I didn't even think about that. I'll try it and post some pictures when I get done. :-) thanks again!

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