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Fireforming case in a residential neighborhood

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Unread 02-24-2008, 06:44 PM
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Why pistol primers

Originally Posted by metricman View Post
In his book on designing and forming custom cartridges Ken Howell describes a technique for forming cases with fast burning powder and inert filler. Two points that he makes are to use pistol primers and to hold the rifle in a vertical position when discharging the round.

Vertical position meaning muzzle up or down? Pistol primers
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    Unread 02-24-2008, 08:39 PM
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    Originally Posted by Iron Worker View Post
    Vertical position meaning muzzle up or down? Pistol primers
    Not having employed the technique myself, I presumed from the description it meant muzzle up. But it seems to be less of an issue than the primers.
    Ken states that using pistol primers is important to keep pressures from getting too high too fast.

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