- Jul 21, 2018
- Moss Point, MS
This is technically true. The difference is that when foreforming with intent to produe a totally different case, I'm not performing load workup, doing serious target shooting, or hunting. I'm shooting JUST to form the case with which to do those other things with. Personally, I REload very little, but load quite a bit. I will continue to only use new brass as long as it's available. When I start reloading those fired pieces, loads generally have to be tweaked some because of just what you said. Don't like having to start over. If I do, then I'll only use those 1X and record the differece in loads so I can go back to the original when new brass is once again available. I will never say never, but I don't plan to go burn powder and primers just to form a case.You are fireforming anyway to start with. So what the difference? That with any rifle that you shoot. New case need to be fireform. That can take 3 firing just get there.
An example to your point: I tried my first 6mm Remington a couple years ago. Not improved or anything, just a straight forward 6mm Remington. The Hornady brass I was using increased by several grains of water (measured) after firing as compared to before. So much so, that the 1x could have been a whole other cartridge! Not sure if they used an oversized reamer or what.