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.25-06 AI Fireforming

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Unread 03-28-2011, 02:58 PM
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Re: .25-06 AI Fireforming

GR8....I liked using .270 cases in mine so I didn't end up with short necks which WILL happen using std. '06 length cases. This should only be done when using the cream of wheat method, NOT loaded ammo! You could end up with high pressures if you didn't shorten the cases first, but that would defeat the purpose.......Rich

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Unread 03-28-2011, 05:07 PM
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Re: .25-06 AI Fireforming

Good discussion, guys and lots of good advice.

elkaholic, my brother is donating about 140 once-fired military 30-06 cases (mixed head stamps). I will sort them and if I decide to use them, I'll use the Cream-of-Wheat method and keep an eye on the lengths. Thanks for the heads up.

Okie2, If that question about why did I turn the necks, then I guess I just turned them enough to make them all the same neck thickness. I did like BillR said he did, and just turned to the neck/shoulder junction. I was very careful about that.

So far so good fireforming overall. I've lost 1 by using bullets and 1 using COW. I guess that's not too bad for cheap Winchester brass. I have about 30 or 40 left to go. I'll use the COW method on these. Now I have enough cases and the break-in is done so I can start working up some "real" loads.

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Unread 03-29-2011, 09:04 AM
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Re: .25-06 AI Fireforming

The reason for turning the necks was its a tight neck .282 minimum spec. chamber gun. If I don't turn them I can't even get a standard .25-06 case to chamber. If I was to do it over again I would not ever do the tight neck again. But it is what it is and so I do what I have to do to load for it and the way it shoots I cannot complain as it just plain shoots no matter what I put in it.
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Unread 05-11-2011, 09:35 PM
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Re: .25-06 AI Fireforming

If you all need new 25-06 brass try the privy brass from Grafs & sons for $34.99 per 100 bag I have bought 400 of them and like them.
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