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    43 Beaumont from 50 90 sharps.
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    8mm from 3006, closely followed by 358Win from 308Win
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    32Spl from 30-30 and then 35 Whelen from 30-06. Both very simple but the 32Spl's were a bit short. I'd rather use correct headstamp brass for hunting ammo but it's good to be resourceful.
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    first was .221 from 5.56. then .357 herrett from .30-30. 6mm Ackley from 7x57 mm, latest is 7mm ihmsa from .308

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    30-06 to 250-3000 30-06 to 7x57

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    I think a couple of 44Mags into 44/40 when I loaded some cowboy 44Mag loads into my Uberti and fired them. They fed rough, but fired and extracted ok. Thank goodness I don't let any of my full strength 44loads anywhere my cowboy ammo and also mark them well.
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    .30-06 to 7.7 Jap.

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    first was 7.65 mauser from .30-06
    7.62 mauser from .223

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    First was .40S&W to .357Sig

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    First would have to have been 22lr balloon r's.
    Fire fromed an old well maintained winchester 1901 if I recall.
    Then I progressed to the 12 guage that was ""till allright to shoot" which the cases would make a tink sound if you raised or lowered the muzzle but were had to extract.

    Maybe 22 khornet
    then 303-25 from 303
    38-55long down to 30-30 so they fit in my lonnnnng neck chamber.

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    I don't remember. So many now, they all run together.

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    222 from 223, and 270 from 06.
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    I'm kinda like Charley, been a lot over the years. My first may have been 9mm Mak from 9mm Luger, back when 9mm Mak was somewhat rare, at least in my neck of the woods.

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    I tried to convert my thumb in to a decapped 9mm case. Thankfully the conversion failed.
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    7.65 Mauser from 30-06, then 9mm mak from 9mm and 300 AAC from 5.56

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    44 special from 44 mag , 9mm makarov from 9mm Luger, 358 win from 308, then 8mm Mauser from 30-06.
    but thousands of the makarov , i permanent mark the brass so it is easily recognizable when picking it up off the range ..
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    A challenge for our poter folks.

    Several years ago someone posted several chemicals you could safely dip your brass in and just what color you could expect.

    Have at it folks.
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    Noticed a few Herrett fans and one .44 Auto mag.

    Herretts here also I remember the instructions.."adjust the die till it just
    goes shut with a snap. .44 Auto mag from .308 brass.

    -Rock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockzilla View Post
    Noticed a few Herrett fans and one .44 Auto mag.

    Herretts here also I remember the instructions.."adjust the die till it just
    goes shut with a snap. .44 Auto mag from .308 brass.

    -Rock
    I remember going through that "snap" fit with the Herrett, really loved shooting that in the T/C, I learned a lot just loading & shooting that cartridge.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check