Fire Forming

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Re: Fire Forming

Post by High Desert Hunter » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:48 am

DD, I have a lot of the 415s cast up, and the trigger time will do me good. Clarence, I will definitely look into that!

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Re: Fire Forming

Post by High Desert Hunter » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:06 pm

So I ordered a .460 expander plug from BACO, see how well that works out.

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Re: Fire Forming

Post by desert deuce » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:06 pm

Yeahhbutt, you don't have to go to the range to do it, no targets needed, and one patch down the bore and done.
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Re: Fire Forming

Post by Michael Johnson » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:30 pm

A load of powder and a thick wax wad.

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Re: Fire Forming

Post by 50gunner » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:26 am

Don McDowell wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:45 am
That's not an uncommon problem with brass fired in chambers other than the Shiloh.
You can either resize and then fireform and hope they don't stick, or just use a separate brand of brass for the Shiloh.
That's what i did getting started with my Shiloh 45-70 #3 Sporter, the ones that wouldn't fit went to an 1892 year model '86 Winchester half round short rifle, that damn lever gun will eat anything.

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Re: Fire Forming

Post by Lumpy Grits » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:41 am

OP, size the .45-70 brass in a .45-90 die. Works the brass less :!:
Did you anneal the casemouth?
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Re: Fire Forming

Post by Don McDowell » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:19 am

50gunner wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:26 am
Don McDowell wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:45 am
That's not an uncommon problem with brass fired in chambers other than the Shiloh.
You can either resize and then fireform and hope they don't stick, or just use a separate brand of brass for the Shiloh.
That's what i did getting started with my Shiloh 45-70 #3 Sporter, the ones that wouldn't fit went to an 1892 year model '86 Winchester half round short rifle, that damn lever gun will eat anything.
Gunner, with 4 45-70's lounging around this place, I have to keep 3 different brass on hand. The good thing is the brass from the Winchester BPCR and the Shiloh can be interchanged. The brass from the others won't even begin to chamber in those two, because of the difference in chamber diameter at the base of the case, resizing can fix that.
Had a worse problem when there were 3 40-65's here. None of those would interchange, and resizing only partially worked.
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Re: Fire Forming

Post by High Desert Hunter » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:17 pm

I need the trigger time, and I don't want to just use up primers without sending a bullet downrange.

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