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HELP- fireforming to .243 ackley

 
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:25 PM
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HELP- fireforming to .243 ackley

I would like a recipe for fire-forming the .243 ackley with the cream of wheat method. I have the following fast burning powders: clays, hp-38 and hs-6. If none of these powders will work, what kind do I need, and how much of it?

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Old 12-20-2009, 10:09 PM
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Re: HELP- fireforming to .243 ackley

I've got three ackleys in the safe and know this is not what you asked but why not just load up the 243 cases and go shootin? If the unit is going to shoot as an ackley it will shoot fireform loads just as well....Just a little slower
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:52 PM
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Re: HELP- fireforming to .243 ackley

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I've got three ackleys in the safe and know this is not what you asked but why not just load up the 243 cases and go shootin? If the unit is going to shoot as an ackley it will shoot fireform loads just as well....Just a little slower
I'll second that. I found a fire-forming load that shoots 87gr V-maxes at 3225 fps at just over 1/4 MOA. Haven't found an Ackley load to shoot that good yet.
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Re: HELP- fireforming to .243 ackley

Here is what I did:

COW, SR4756, Lapua Brass and 243AI
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:38 AM
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Re: HELP- fireforming to .243 ackley

yea what they said.just load some up and se what they will do.and if they don't shoot at least they will then be fire formed.
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:27 AM
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Re: HELP- fireforming to .243 ackley

have to agree, in my .243 AKLY I just load a decent .243 combination and shoot 'em. Fire forms very well and shoots "ok" (sorta) by the way, I've not had any luck using Hornady bass to do this, lots of neck splits, so use Win or Rem. brass. Anyone else have this trouble ?
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:13 AM
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Re: HELP- fireforming to .243 ackley

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have to agree, in my .243 AKLY I just load a decent .243 combination and shoot 'em. Fire forms very well and shoots "ok" (sorta) by the way, I've not had any luck using Hornady bass to do this, lots of neck splits, so use Win or Rem. brass. Anyone else have this trouble ?
I split 4 out of 5 using winchester brass. I quit after round five and pulled the bullets, annealed the brass, and started over. Didn't lose a piece after that. That was with new unfired brass.
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