Making 25-06 ai brass

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  1. chad

    chad Well-Known Member

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    Give me the best way to make 25-06ai brass.
     
  2. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Load the casing...put into 25-06 chamber ...aim...and pull the trigger. Internal pressure in that case will blow it out to fit the AI chamber just perfectly
     
  3. chad

    chad Well-Known Member

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    And then the case is 0.20" short.
     
  4. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Buy new .270 Win brass, run them through your full-length .25-06 AI die, then trim them the brass to 2.514". Chamfer & deburr the case necks. Then load up your brass, and seat the bullets up to the lands (press fit), then fire.
     
  5. chad

    chad Well-Known Member

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    thanks mud!
     
  6. MagnumManiac

    MagnumManiac Well-Known Member

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    This happens with EVERY improved chamber, it is NOT a problem, just load and shoot them.
    The cases WILL grow and need trimming EVENTUALLY.

    Cheers.
    gun)
     
  7. chad

    chad Well-Known Member

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    I figured that it would. I believe that is what I am going to do.
     
  8. MudRunner2005

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    Also, load a fairly light load. I usually run about 48gr of Alliant RL-19 for forming.
     
  9. Sully2

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    Hi 5!! Some just get their pantys in a wad over that .02 dont they
     
  10. huntwithme

    huntwithme Well-Known Member

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    thanks
     
  11. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    You be nice! :D:rolleyes::cool:
     
  12. Big Jake Duke

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    I use my varmint loads for 25-06 to reshape the brass. You can shoot many in a day and get double duty instead of shooting paper on a load you dont care about. 75 gr hornadys fly out of a long barreled 25-06ai.

    Then i use the brass for my real hunting purposes.
     
  13. BRIT

    BRIT Well-Known Member

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    Good quality Brass for 25-06 was in short supply when I had my 25-06 AI Built. I just bought some Sako 117 grain Factory Ammo and it formed perfectly. The Brass is good too. I now have 100 Nosler for when I re barrel in standard 25-06. The AI has been a little disappointing for me.

    Brit.