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Cornmeal fireforming...COW?

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Originally Posted by Maico View Post
Guys I ran across this thread and I thought...I've got some 22 Hornet that needs forming to K.. I found an article that said to prime the case and fill the case full of Bullseye..then weight it...divide by 10 and use the figure as your charge. Then fill with cornmeal or etc and shoot. Well the little case held 9.8gr.. by 10=.98grs. So I rounded it off to 1gr pack the cmeal in and poked some paper in the end...I did keep the paper wadding the same size in case that would cause a difference in PSI. Whamo they came out perfect. I had done this in the past but let it slip my mind I reckon.
As far as larger cases I think this formula would work. I don't have anything larger to form. Somebody try it and see.

I believe that is the method Ken Howell has outlined in his book. Ken and I discussed that a little last weekend when I visited him in NM. I still like to just use Bullseye but I am sure his works great mine is just easier. Speedy Gonzales taught me the "Bullseye" technique and he has done hundreds of thousands of cases this way.
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