Fire Forming 22 K Hornet and Barrel Wear ?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Zep, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Zep

    Zep Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking of buying a 22 K Hornet and I will have to fire form brass. Does fire forming hurt a barrel? Will it shorten life to a noticeable degree?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. cruizer

    cruizer Well-Known Member

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    Nope
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    If it is a kilborn K Hornet (There are several different K Hornets) it will fire standard 22 Hornet loads
    and be used to hunt at the same time. (Hunt with standard Hornet loads and fire form at the same
    time). this way you will get use while your fire forming your brass.

    Prvi Partizan has good ammo that is inexpensive and the brass is good for fire forming.

    Note; The 22 hornet cases are very thin so some neck splitting is to be expected durring
    fire forming.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. Zep

    Zep Well-Known Member

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    I want to thank both of you for helping me.

    And J E Custom, thanks for clarifying Kilborn. I had read some of your earlier posts regarding the K Hornet, I have to re-read them.