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    Re: What to do with fireforming shots?

    I fireform using a max load and with the false shoulder to maintain case concentricity in the chamber.

    Accuracy is good as most have said and works great.

    It is important if using the COW to find the right amount of fast powder. You want a sharp clean shoulder so takes some experimenting.

    Second, use a little lube on the case shoulders right before you fireform and it helps make them sharp.

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    Wow. I was thinking that what I was reading said that going through all of the trouble to fireform was worth it. Was I wrong in this assumption or do you all think it IS worth the time and trouble?

    Need more light. Can I get a detailed explanation why this would be necessary or advantagous? Is it just a consistency thing that reduces one of the variables?

    Thanks.
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    Re: What to do with fireforming shots?

    I consider my barrel life to be pretty precious,so I make all my shots count.I will treat virgin brass just like I would treat fired brass.I am going to do all of my load developement with virgin brass,by the time I am done,it will then be ready to reload.If there are some slight difference's in the way it fires when it was virgin,then I will just tweak the load to make up for the slight difference.
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    Have won more than a few relays and matches including a State 1K Championship with virgin albeit prepared brass..
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    BossHoss, what are you considering prepared brass? What are you doing for your steps? One of the things suspiciously missing in the beook before fireforming is sizing. What do you consider necessary or not in this regard?Thanks for the advice.
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    Re: What to do with fireforming shots?

    In my guns I fireform my brass and use these rounds to help find the max loads that I can load. I just standard calibers, but its a good way to kill to birds with one stone.
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