Fireforming?????

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  1. POP

    POP Well-Known Member

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    What is the best method? Will corn meal work or is it detrimental to a fine match grade barrel? What say you?
     
  2. padd54

    padd54 Well-Known Member

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    I am far from being an expert, so I will defer to Glenn Zediker in his book "Handloading for Competition" he states; "fire forming should be done with a full power charge, not a "light" load. A light load won't get the job done."

    There is more but I am a poor typist. I encourage others to check out his book, I have found it fun to read with a lot of good advice.
     

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    "What is the best method? Will corn meal work or is it detrimental to a fine match grade barrel?"

    What are you fire forming, and in what chamber?

    If by "fire forming" you mean any case in a firearm chambered for it, not reforming for a wildcat, make up a normal charge and shoot it. ??
     
  5. shootinfool

    shootinfool Well-Known Member

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    I have always chosen a light load and then fired them at the range or out at rocks. I have never done the corn meal thing so I cant offer any advise there.
     
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    +1 w/dirtball. I use stone ground...I get better accuracy.
     
  8. POP

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    Thank you gents!