Originally Posted by Greg Duerr
I have a question for you.....................If shooting a .280 Ackley, Im sure that Lapua makes 30-06 brass. If you ran a 30-06 case into a FL .280 die and then fire formed the case in a Ackley chamber would you need to do anything else to the case once its fire formed, like turning the neck inside or out .............is this a simple process or difficult?
Yes Lapua makes the 30/06 brass.
The 30/06 brass is from .030 thousandths to .050 thousandths shorter than the 280 or the 280 AI
so when you load the 30/06 brass for the first time you need to use your 280 dies to size and leave
a donut that is still .30 cal to head space the cartridge for fire forming.
To do this , take one case remove the expander ball from the die, size it a little at a time, trying it in your chamber and as soon as you can close the bolt (With a little resistance) set/lock your dies and install the expander. you can start loading now. The shorter case will not hurt the performance,
In fact most of the 280 AIs will be accurate enough to hunt with during fire forming.
I would also recommend using the 280 rem go Gage instead of the New SAMME 280 AI go Gage
so you can shoot standard 280 rem ammo in it with out the excessive head space. (The new AI case
is shorter from the case head to the neck shoulder junction than the old 280 case.
Also you shouldn't have to turn the necks.
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