Re: new to wildcatting...help!
COWBOY, that's why I sent you the link for annealing. If you don't anneal the necks you aren't going to have any fun, It's welcome to crack brass city. This is even more the case with once fired cases. This is the reason I do not care for the .243AI as that crappy short neck on the .243WIN does not get any longer when you AI this case. What does kick is the 6mm REMINGTON AI, it's even better with a 35 deg. shoulder rather than the 40 deg. shoulder. I know there will be howls of hate, I don't remember any hand loader that knows squat that likes a short neck case! The reason I like the 35deg. shoulder over the the 40deg. is the fact that you loose less cases when you load. The 35deg. shoulder means no more brass trimming after the first trim (cases don't grow) You still get the extra powder capacity. The big down side I see about AI in a used barrel is what it can do to a good reamer. The throat in your barrel can be vary hard from the repeated firings. However if the guy doing the work on the re-chamber doesn't care why should I? One thing about re-cambers, the barrel doesn't get anymore accurate, so if it ain't good to start, it ain't gonna get better. And remember if you are going to use brass thats not new, learn to anneal! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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