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Unread 03-20-2009, 10:17 PM
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fired formed brass life?

Ok, I am just wondering I have a custom caliber .30 hart rifle, and I fire form my brass for it.( from 300 wby brass)
I was wondering about the life expection /averages others are getting out of there fire formed brass
Like how many times do you reload a case fired formed>
I get 3 sometimes 4 reloads, before I toss them
what about you!
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    Unread 03-20-2009, 10:31 PM
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    Re: fired formed brass life?

    try anealing the case neck after you fireform and see if that doesn't increase the brass life.
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    Re: fired formed brass life?

    never did that before How do you do it?
    thanks
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    Unread 03-21-2009, 08:48 AM
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    Re: fired formed brass life?

    I to have a 30 hart and get usually 6 loadings from a single case, I may lose a couple cases during fireforming.

    Travis
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    Re: fired formed brass life?

    this guy has a good method. he also recommends annealing before cartidge conversion/fireforming.
    YouTube - Annealing Brass
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    Unread 03-21-2009, 01:21 PM
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    Re: fired formed brass life?

    thanks that video makes it super simple, thanks
    I will try that and see how much longer I get!
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    Unread 03-21-2009, 07:50 PM
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    Re: fired formed brass life?

    I just finished annealing 350 casing this afternoon. i used the youtube method, sort of. i put my torch in a vise(gently). used a socket that fit in my 3/8 drill so the open end could accept my 223 case. then spun it in the flame. did a 4 mississippi count and tipped the warm casing in a tub of water. worked great and fast.
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