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Old 02-08-2012, 07:58 PM
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what exactly does this change in a given caliber?
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:06 PM
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what exactly does this change in a given caliber?
The best of my understanding is the shoulder angle of the case!
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:11 PM
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Re: AI?

Fireforming a case to an Ackley Improved reduces the body taper of the case and blows the shoulder out to a 40-degree angle. There is an increase in powder capacity of from both and the total increase depends on the cartridge.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:46 PM
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Re: AI?

Left fire formed 220 swift AI
Right standard swift case.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:54 PM
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what exactly does this change in a given caliber?
AI cases are damn sexy.

Most are based on factory calibers that would allow you to also shoot off-the-shelf ammo in a pinch.

Jon
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:41 PM
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Re: AI?

so a barrel has to be re chambered? looking at some ballistic charts i've seen it makes alot of difference... thanks for any info
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:46 PM
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Re: AI?

I've thrown this photo up before on other posts, but it applies to this thread as there are 3 AI Cartridges in this photo. Left to right and for refrence, cartridges are : 7mm STW, .30-06 ACKLEY iMPROVED, 6.5-06 Ackley Improved, .243 Ackley Improved, and the .243 Winchester.

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