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Thread: .17 Hornet Brass - ' in between die'

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    .17 Hornet Brass - ' in between die'

    Hi,
    i have spoke to a guy about making an 'In-between die '
    to assist in making 17 hornet brass from the .22 hornet,
    the idea being to neck down to .200 cal 1st

    i have been quoted 40 - 30 to make the dies
    obviously the more made the cheaper the cost ,

    so, would anyone be interested ?

    Cheers
    al.

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    Do you need it with the 17 Hornet?? I used to neck down 221 fireball in my 17 MachIV FL die with no issues.~Muir

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    Everywhere I've looked, say you do.. As its to big a step ( down ) for the brass .

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    Quote Originally Posted by treetop View Post
    Everywhere I've looked, say you do.. As its to big a step ( down ) for the brass .
    There's one way to find out for sure.~Muir

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    bushing die....or even cut down a 20 cal die...
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    And by the time Ive done that , & paid for the die,
    i could have saved my money & had one made ! ��

    You ou can't go straight in with the 17 case forming die, you could try to use the seating die 1st, but I wouldn't choose either way, why risk a set of expensive dies ?!?!? It doesn't take much to damage the inside of one

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    Does this technique require fire forming as the last stage? Is the fireforming shot still a 'good' consistant ie usable shot?

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    The technique is simple, but has a few tricky stages..

    take .22 hornet brass, then reduce neck to .20 cal ,
    next full lenght size, then trim to 1.355"
    anneal the shoulder & fireform...
    Then full lenght size again & trim to correct lenght.

    aparently the accuracy is good in the cases when fireforming, as long as you have a good load that shows no pressure signs ( in standard cases ).

    the reason you must use a tween die, is that the 17 hornet is much shorter than the .22 hornet

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    I used to size annealed 357 cases to 25 caliber in one pass. I know you're dying to make this complicated but you might just be able to resize annealed 22 Hornet. ~Muir

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    Don't need to buy new.

    Hornet brass is so thin that it should resize without in between die
    A young man who isn't a socialist hasn't got a heart; an old man who is a socialist hasn't got a head.
    I have summat for sale; here's the M̶i̶d̶w̶a̶y̶ Brownells UK price... effin jokers.
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