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How to fireform

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Unread 06-27-2009, 06:42 AM
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Re: How to fireform

I know of three methods:

1. Just shoot the round with a 7/8 load with the bullet jammed into the rifling about .010.

2. Use pistol powder and cream of wheat as described above. I don't recomend this method with the barrel your are using to hunt or target shoot with. This is why one should save their old shot out barrels.

3. Get a Hydrolic forming die. Hornady makes them. Takes months to get one.
They use a case filled with water and a plunger and a hammer. No barrel wear involved. If you use spent primers no cost involved other than time. Produces great formed brass. Die cost about $160.00

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Unread 06-27-2009, 09:14 AM
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Re: How to fireform

Very simple to do I have done many thousands this way and know of a Builder and HOF shooter who has done them this way for 20 years.

Fill case 3/4 with Bullseye---stuff in a little bit of a cotton ball and shoot into the air. Perfect cases everytime, done this making 6ppc all the way to the 338 Slowpoke which starts as a 338 Lapua.
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