Looking for fire forming load

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Slopeshunter, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

    Apr 27, 2006
    Hello all,

    I have some 280 brass which I want to reload to fire form for my 280AI. Can anyone recommend a load to use? I have some IMR4350 and RL22 which I can use up for this purpose.

  2. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2005
    Fill the case 3/4 with Bullseye and stuff a little piece of cotton ball in to keep it from falling out and shoot. I have done thousands and thousands this way--perfect brass every single time. Be careful to keep the heat down as this will heat up quick!!

    A little trick I learned from Speedy--he does all of his this way.

  3. abinok

    abinok Writers Guild

    Nov 25, 2004
    I use a few grains under cream of wheat... no stuffing at all. Less heat, less $ of powder with the same effects.
    Im guessing ive formed 800 rounds with this method, and only lost 1 case. I use titewad powder... but bullseye, reddot, x700... whatever is cheapest, or you can scavenge. If its a fast pistol or shotgun powder... it will do.