Originally Posted by tim jurczak
Don't KNOW which is proper but I believe my reddings to have the correct 35* shld and I just fire formed brass for my Cooper m38 tonite. Hard to tell just by eyeball but one would hope Cooper uses the true 35* as well. This is also the angle listed in current Horaday manual. Once I go to load it it for real I will repost
That is what I had heard also.
So far I have found 3 maybe 4 different K Hornets. The Kilbourne Hornet(35o). The Ackley K hornet
(40o). A shorter version (The case has been trimed about 3/16") and I read a post on another web
site that there was a man named ken Howell that came up with his own version that is also
I'm not sure if any of them is better than the other but I Understand by comments that I have heard
that the 40o (Ackley) May be problematic while loading. I don't have any experience With this in the
K Hornetbut I can understand how the shoulder can collapse From the expander ball because of neck
tension with the small shoulder.
I am happy with the Kilbourn K hornet version but want to make sure that I am using the correct
I found a set of C@H Dies and they look correct (35o) so I will fire form some cases and then
use some Cerosafe To cast the sizing die and dimension each.
If they are not the same I will make my own dies.
This exercise just go's to show you that you cannot take anything for granted and "BEFORE"
you start on a Wildcat cartrige make sure you know everything possible about it.
I will keep digging for more info. and hope someone that knows more will chime in.
J E CUSTOM