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The Negative Side of getting a 270 AM

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Unread 10-02-2006, 12:46 AM
 
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Re: The Negative Side of getting a 270 AM

What about just using a reduced load with the lightest bullet in the caliber?
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    Re: The Negative Side of getting a 270 AM

    B1G_BORE,

    When fireforming with bullets you need a certain amount of pressure to form the case properly. Most cartridge brass will deform at around 50,000 psi at the case shoulder.

    So to get this with a bullet you still need a decent load and your still burning 90 grains of powder and spending money on the bullets.

    For ecinomic and barrel life reasons, I recommend fireforming with corn meal once the barrel is broken in. For my Allen Magnums they have a limited barrel life anyway so why waste it forming cases when you do not have to.

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    For my Allen Magnums they have a limited barrel life anyway so why waste it forming cases when you do not have to.

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    But what a glorious life, even if it is short!!!
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    Re: The Negative Side of getting a 270 AM

    Another alternative is that your fireform loads just happen to shoot damn good, so you can use them for hunting as well.

    I guess the biggest negative is decinding on just which load to actually use.
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