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#3206733 - 08/05/09 08:56 AM Fire forming brass made easy
sakorick Offline
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Registered: 10/19/05
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From time to time I have read threads on fire forming cases and would like to share my recipe. Bullseye pistol powder, Cream of wheat and 22 patches are all you need. I just fireformed 50 6.5-'06 Ackley cases in an hour and 5 minutes. I am now ready to glass the metal to the stock and will provide a range report in a few weeks. Brno commercial action, Shilen barrel, Timney trigger and spiffed up K98 bolt. Note I removed the bolt stop to facilitate shooting. Regards, Rick.


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#3206839 - 08/05/09 09:44 AM Re: Fire forming brass made easy [Re: sakorick]
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Pretty slick.
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#3206849 - 08/05/09 09:47 AM Re: Fire forming brass made easy [Re: sakorick]
Grasshopper Offline
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Rick,

I have done much the same thing for years, Other than I use a block of parafin canning wax to plug the cases. I just jam the case in the block of wax and pull it out, trim the wax flush with the case mouth.

AS A CAUTION: I ALWAYS check the bore between shots to insure there is no bore obstruction. I'd sure hate to have a bulged or split barrel because of my negligence.... smile

GH
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#3206900 - 08/05/09 10:12 AM Re: Fire forming brass made easy [Re: Grasshopper]
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Registered: 02/15/02
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I have always used Unique for this with cream of wheat and Crisco to seal
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#3207482 - 08/05/09 02:40 PM Re: Fire forming brass made easy [Re: bea175]
butchlambert1 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/04
Posts: 4429
Loc: Poetry, Texas
I just fireformed 40 pieces of 30BR brass. I use an old 6ppc barrel. I ran a .300 reamer down the bore about 3". This allowed me to run my 30BR reamer into the 6mm barrel. I rebated the rims on my 6BR Lapua brass inorder that it would work with my ppc bolt face. I load mine to the top of the shoulder with Bullseye and use wax to plug the neck. I fireform and then turn the necks. I can now see that I can use about any size barrel as a fireforming barrel. JUST DO NOT USE A BULLET WHILE DOING IT THIS WAY!!!
Butch

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#3207493 - 08/05/09 02:44 PM Re: Fire forming brass made easy [Re: butchlambert1]
JPro Offline
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Registered: 12/13/04
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Loc: Northern Louisiana
Guess I've been doing it wrong by flinging bullets at targets and critters to make my AI brass.... (grin)
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#3207505 - 08/05/09 02:49 PM Re: Fire forming brass made easy [Re: JPro]
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Originally Posted By: JPro
Guess I've been doing it wrong by flinging bullets at targets and critters to make my AI brass.... (grin)


Me too......... blush
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#3207556 - 08/05/09 03:17 PM Re: Fire forming brass made easy [Re: badger]
sakorick Offline
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Registered: 10/19/05
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Hello JPro and badger. No, you weren't doing anything wrong. But if you do it as described by many above you will save a bunch of cash(that's good), save needless rounds fired in your expensive barrel and......you can do it in your garage! Regards, Rick.
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#3207563 - 08/05/09 03:20 PM Re: Fire forming brass made easy [Re: sakorick]
butchlambert1 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/04
Posts: 4429
Loc: Poetry, Texas
An Ackley is different than a wildcat. Forming the Ackley is almost like shooting a factory round. Fireforming most wildcats is a completely different beast.
Butch

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#3207576 - 08/05/09 03:26 PM Re: Fire forming brass made easy [Re: badger]
Mark R Dobrenski Offline
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Registered: 04/19/01
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Loc: Bozeman, Montana
Originally Posted By: badger
Originally Posted By: JPro
Guess I've been doing it wrong by flinging bullets at targets and critters to make my AI brass.... (grin)


Me too......... blush


Me three....never had a Cat or AI yet that I couldn't hunt and or do some very good target work wilst fire forming... cool

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