Let me see if I have this straight. You think you know better than the ammo manufacturers, so you load your own ammo and blow up your gun. Fair enough. Then, you think you know better than the gun manufacturer and decide you're going to repair a gun that is trashed. If nothing else, you have a genius for consistency. You are driving your AMC Gremlin in a circle in a cul-de-sac. I say go for it. Why start learning something now?