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Thread: Hardest/most elaborate case conversion you did?

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    Boolit Buddy challenger_i's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Windy West Texas, between the rocks, and the trees.
    Making a rimmed version of the 6.5 TCU from 5.6x50R. 1st trick is finding the parent brass!
    Anneal, FLS in a Hornady die (decapping/expanding stem removed), trim to 46mm, fire-form in a chamber insert made for 410 scatter gun (hey! I had a special chamber reamer made for this "non-standard caliber: may as well get some use out of it!), neck ream the case while seated in the sizing die (had my gun doctor make a reaming tool to fit the Hornady die: works like a champ!), Fire-form again. Load, go punch paper.
    Is TRULY a labor of love, and I am pleased I have 200rnds completed, so as I NEVER have to do THAT, again!
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    Boolit Master Good Cheer's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    the Ark
    Recently found a long ago bunch of formed, annealed, turned .308's that I'd made out of .270 Winchester for precise necks.
    Hardly a tough or elaborate conversion job but hey OK it was fun.

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    Boolit Mold
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    Feb 2012
    Old thread, but good stuff here! I've done .40-65 from .45-70, that one's a no brainer. Slightly more challenging was .221 Fireball from .223 Rem. Pretty easy with C&H forming dies. Currently making .219 Zipper from 30-30 Win. Form #1, Form #2, file trim, FL size, expander die, final trim on Forrester trimmer, then neck turn. That's the most involved conversion I've done, but it's working.

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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