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anyone know the formula to fireform brass with cream of wheat?

 
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Old 12-11-2005, 02:41 PM
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anyone know the formula to fireform brass with cream of wheat?

a few years ago i fireformed some 300 weatherby brass to fit my chamber with unique pistol powder(only about 10 grains)then some toilet paper to seperate the powder and cream of wheat cereal then toilet paper to keep cream of wheat in the case.anyone out there know the amount of gun powder to case capacity ratio to use as not to blow myself up?or know another way to fireform brass without "wasting"bullets and 60 grains of powder just to get tight fitting cases?by the way i'm forming 30-06 winchester cases.
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Old 12-11-2005, 02:50 PM
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Re: anyone know the formula to fireform brass with cream of wheat?

Been using HP38/Win231 for the last many years. For '06, I would use 12gr of powder, lit by any stand LR primer.

I just dump in some powder, throw the COW on top and stuff some TP into the neck to hold it all in place.

Fire and you are good to go.

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Old 12-11-2005, 03:25 PM
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Re: anyone know the formula to fireform brass with cream of wheat?

jerry are you saying 12 grains of unique orwin231 or??????dont want to remove my fingers or eyeballs. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]would prefer to use unique as thats what i have on hand. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] thanks
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Re: anyone know the formula to fireform brass with cream of wheat?

30-06,
Melt some candles onto a flat tray, let it set, turn the tray upside down and push your case neck into the wax for an excellent plug.

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Re: anyone know the formula to fireform brass with cream of wheat?

Start with 10% of case capacity (70gr of unique =7grs to form)then you might have to work up from there a little at a time.
unique,COW to bottom of neck then roll TP and insert in mouth pack down to hold the fire
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Re: anyone know the formula to fireform brass with cream of wheat?

I have used corn meal much the same as cream of wheat and a soft plug by sticking the neck into a soft bar of soap.

Forget all that stuff. Use Unique or any other fast pistol powder that you have on hand in ratios mentioned. But forget about the filler, it just makes a mess and is completely unnecessary if you keep the rifle pointed straight up and use a wad of rolled up newsprint pushed into the neck, flush. (about a 1-1" square). This gives just as well formed shoulders as with the filler.

Of course, you can (also) shoot loaded ammunition, since you are dealing with a 30'06 and are not particularly concerned with barrel life. Actually, I can't figure out why you want the trouble to form 30'06 cases, this technique is usually done with "Improved" cartridges.

Good hunting. LB
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Re: anyone know the formula to fireform brass with cream of wheat?

Just a question what are you really fire forming? Are you making 25-06 or 270 into 30-06 or something?

I've only had to make two types 223-7mm for my TC pistol and 270 AI. The 223. I just bought a 12 pack of beer and box of 500 223's. It was really hard to hit anything with a .223 bouncing down a 7mm barrel. So the beer didn't hurt my aim point. 270 to 270 AI I just use full blown 270 win loads. They shoot nice and could even make some some nice patterns on a bench rest shoot.
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