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Thread: Hardest/most elaborate case conversion you did?

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    7.62+ 54 RUSSIAN out of 45/70 brass.

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    Take a breath, Toot, you deserve a rest!

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    Nueces, roger that!. and the beat goes on. when you are in the 70+++ age bracket you gotta step back and take a break. there are many more such as shooting a 32/20 SMITH & WESSON in the RUSSIAN revolver. I got started with GEORGE C NONTES book of HOME CARTRIDGE CONVERSIONS. DON'T KNOW IF IT IS STILL AROUND OR NOT?

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    I have the same book and am about the same age. Book is long out of print, but available on the used market, starting, appropriately enough, in the $70 range.

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    NUECES, WOW! glad I got it 40+ years ago when it was in the $1.95 price range. couldn't handle it on my SOCIAL SECURITY now. I still get many pleasurable hours flipping through it. he made it so simple to do a cartridge conversion with so little tools. GEORGE is long gone now, but he was a great teacher and man.

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    How about 455 Webley out of 45-70?

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    Ugh, I am going to revise mine to making reloadable .41 extra long rimfire out of .38 Special. Now I know why the reloadable .41 RF shorts for sale are from bar stock and expensive. I think I have the steps down now, I hope.
    Back in the land of boolits.

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    .22 Ladybug from .22 hornet is another fun one...
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    219 don wasp from 30-30

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    Most time consuming to me is .45-70 to 8x52R Siamese Mauser. Also do some easy ones, 8mm Mauser to 9.5x57 M-S, 9.3x57, 8x56 M-S; .303 British to 6.5x53R; .284 Win to .375/.284. Most case splits come from .30-40 Krag to .25 Krag Improved.

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    Converting 223 to 7.62x38r was definitely the most difficult. Converting 8mm Lebel to 44 Swiss centerfire was easy, and 30-30 to 357 Herrett in the middle.

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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