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Thread: while fire forming brass....

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    Mar 2005
    Phenix City, Alabama

    while fire forming brass....

    I was making mousefart loads for my 30/30 A.I. to fire form brass. I like to shoot targets when fire forming so I loaded up some with my ancient 160 gr Lee boolits and 6.6 grains of Bullseye. They were finger lubed with some old RCBS rifle lube I found in my stuff, sized to .309 and gas checks installed. Then I dipped the boolits in JPW and let them dry. I got some of the best groups ever. I fired about twenty rounds and could have covered the group with a silver dollar.

    I just set the target up on the pistol range at 50 yards. I suspect that if I had adjusted the scope a tad to the left all of the shots from the 30/30 a.i. would have been in the X ring.

    My 30-06 A.I. had some 170 gr ranch dog fn treated the same way. They didn't shoot worth a poot, stringing and shooting very low. I had a load of 11.1 gr of Herco. They did fire form the brass as intended, but I wasn't pleased with the results on the target.

    All in all it was enjoyable. Any time I can go shooting is a good time. I enjoyed my rifles so much today that I never unholstered my pistol......
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    Did I ever mention that I hate to trim brass?

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    Those 50 yard plinkers are good stuff. I fire form .260 Rem and Grendel. I use Red Dot for all the plinkers.

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    I'm using WC867 to fireform my 25 Krag AI - mostly because it works and I've got 8lbs!
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    I form a false shoulder on my brass and size it to headspace in my chamber. I load a reasonable pressured load to fireform. Last year i had my 280 Rem out deer hunting. Got a nice deer and a buddy stopped by after hearing the shot. He noticed the fired brass in my shell holder looked different than unfired brass. He got the 5 minute story on fireforming to make brass from a parent case.

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    Some Of My Tightest Rifle targets were when I was blowing out cases....That is what lead me to "Low Node" Shooting at 50 yards! Now that is all I do and almost all my loads are subsonic Including .243 and .223! It is a heck of a lot of fun for and old guy ( Don't use much powder and don't have to walk as far to put up targets!)
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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