fireforming a 6.5-284

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by moosehunter, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. moosehunter

    moosehunter Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    I have a LOT of Red Dot powder. Any suggestions on a starting load to fire form with creme of wheat?
  2. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

    Jun 12, 2004
    Why do you think you have to fireform the 6.5-284?

    If you are not using commercial 6.5-284 brass, this is still a cold form chambering meaning that you can totally form the case with the sizing die with no need to fireform cases except to get once fired cases for better consistancy.

    Load em up with normal 6.5-284 loads and go shooting!!

    Best way is to form brass while you are load developing, kill two birds with one stone.

    Kirby Allen(50)

  3. wapiti13

    wapiti13 Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    moosehunter, With Norma, Lupua &amp; Hornady making 6.5X284 brass, the work is done. Unless you are forming from Win 284 brass and necking down, you are ready to go. As Fiftydriver stated, even if you are sizing down, just form and fire. Any good resizing die should work. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif