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    November 2019, Contest topic: Case Forming / Re-forming

    November 2019
    Contest topic: Case Forming / Re-forming
    A place to discuss reforming cases which will enable those old guns to shoot once again.


    How ya'll do it? Let's see



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    Case forming? Easy peezy....seat your cast under the powder throw...



    You can throw this out if you don't see the humor in it.
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    .303 British to 6.5x53R Dutch.

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    So many guns, so little time
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    These are all the conversions I currently do. Parent case on left.

    L to R

    5.56 to .222 Rem.
    5.56 to 7.62x25 Tokarev
    9 Luger to 9x18 Makarov
    7.62x51 to 7mm08 Rem.
    7.62x51 to .243 Win.
    .270 Win. to 6.5x55 Swede
    .270 Win. to 8x57 Mauser
    .30-06 milspec. to .45 shotshell
    .30-06 milspec. to .25-06 Rem.
    6.5 Carcano to 7.35 Carcano
    .303 British to 6.5x53R Dutch

    Most difficult: 5.56 to 7.62x25
    Least difficult: 6.5 Carcano to 7.35 Carcano

    For me, it's not always about availability. Most of the converted brass is available, but the parent case is available in bulk much cheaper. That, and it gives me a chance to get to the reloading bench .
    So many guns, so little time
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    Trying a little too hard to crimp the bullet

    Oops; Don't try to get that little extra squeeze in on the bullets. Or be more careful with sizing the neck down.
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    Good one!

    The new 'front belted magnum'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Earlwb View Post
    Oops; Don't try to get that little extra squeeze in on the bullets. Or be more careful with sizing the neck down.
    I’ve had that happen before. Not quite that extreme but thankfully they wouldn’t chamber!

    Newbie question, once this happens, is the case toast or will resizing bring it back to usable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazlaw View Post
    I’ve had that happen before. Not quite that extreme but thankfully they wouldn’t chamber!

    Newbie question, once this happens, is the case toast or will resizing bring it back to usable?
    Basically the cases are toast. Scrap metal or maybe cut them down to resize for something else. They won't fit into a die to be resized when the shoulder collapses like that.

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    Thank you very much.

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    i've saved a few that were on that road but not that far gone the sizing die will save one thats maybe 1/4 that far

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    577 basic to 577/500 No.2




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    Quote Originally Posted by OS OK View Post
    Case forming? Easy peezy....seat your cast under the powder throw...



    You can throw this out if you don't see the humor in it.
    Just a slight rise in chamber pressure!

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    I have a bunch like that lol


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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