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Fireformed vs Virgin Brass Accuracy

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Unread 04-08-2009, 10:34 PM
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Re: Fireformed vs Virgin Brass Accuracy

Definition: "Fire forming syndrome": Head pounding madness where fire forming rounds are more accurate than the perfectly formed once fired and reloaded cases.

It all depends on what you do with the brass once it is fired and reformed.
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Unread 04-08-2009, 10:38 PM
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Re: Fireformed vs Virgin Brass Accuracy


I loaded some neck sized only, once fired rounds and some new brass. I kept things as consistent as I possibly could.

I will post my findings when I get out and shoot again...hopefully tomorrow.

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Unread 04-09-2009, 09:18 AM
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Re: Fireformed vs Virgin Brass Accuracy

"Well I got a yes, a no and a maybe."

That sorta reflects how we learn about reloading.

At first, we realise we know nothing and only have questions.

Then we learn a little and suddenly think we know a bunch. We will have a lot of solid answers to a lot of questions, the firm answers soundly supported by our own limited experience.

Then we learn a little more. Suddenly realize we only know that almost nothing is certain. The questions become more focused but MOST of our earlier answers become confused and conditional, we give firm "maybe", "sometimes", "it depends", or "try it and see", etc., answers.

Loading is NOT a science in which we can mix certain things a certain way and get a specific result. The more we learn, the more we realise how litle we know for sure.

Got a loading idea or question? Try it and see how it comes out....

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