Fireforming loads

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by sscoyote, Feb 20, 2004.

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  1. sscoyote

    sscoyote Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2003
    Can fireforming loads be used for LR hunting in the field, i.e., can I expect low ES, with decent velocity? 6mm AI-- probably 87 gr. V-Max to 800 yds. on coyotes. Also any suggestions for fireforming loads?
  2. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2001
    Low ES and good velocity (not max velocity) are obtainable while fireforming the 6mmAI. I have had groups of .5" while blowing out Norma 7x57 brass to the 6mmAI.
    Hunting looongrange MAY be pushing it a bit. I "huntform" my cases but look for closer targets when fireforming.
    There is a wealth of 6mmAI info on this site:
    Mike J's 6mmAI

    [ 02-20-2004: Message edited by: Varmint Hunter ]