Fireforming loads


Well-Known Member
Feb 26, 2003
Pueblo, CO
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?

Varmint Hunter

Well-Known Member
Dec 26, 2001
Long Island, New York
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 ]

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