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Unread 01-10-2010, 10:10 AM
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Fireforming?????

What is the best method? Will corn meal work or is it detrimental to a fine match grade barrel? What say you?
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    Unread 01-10-2010, 03:05 PM
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    Re: Fireforming?????

    I am far from being an expert, so I will defer to Glenn Zediker in his book "Handloading for Competition" he states; "fire forming should be done with a full power charge, not a "light" load. A light load won't get the job done."

    There is more but I am a poor typist. I encourage others to check out his book, I have found it fun to read with a lot of good advice.
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    Re: Fireforming?????

    For you reading pleasure

    best brass fire forming method?
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    Re: Fireforming?????

    "What is the best method? Will corn meal work or is it detrimental to a fine match grade barrel?"

    What are you fire forming, and in what chamber?

    If by "fire forming" you mean any case in a firearm chambered for it, not reforming for a wildcat, make up a normal charge and shoot it. ??
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    Re: Fireforming?????

    I have always chosen a light load and then fired them at the range or out at rocks. I have never done the corn meal thing so I cant offer any advise there.
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    Re: Fireforming?????

    For the people who are really bored from watching the NFL playoffs.

    Real Bullets

    YouTube - cornmeal-1

    Cornmeal Fireforming

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    YouTube - Corn meal-3

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    Re: Fireforming?????

    +1 w/dirtball. I use stone ground...I get better accuracy.
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