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    Fire forming without a bullet??

    Any one done this? If so what did you use as a packer on top of the powder? I want to fire form some .303 for the .410 but not 100% on what to use.

    Thanks in advance

    Leon
    "you've only got three choices in life - give up, give in or give it all you've got"

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    sounds like a fun way to use up surplus powder.

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    I tried it to turn .220 Russian into 6mmPPC, it gave a good start to the forming, but not great.
    I ended up turning the neck and loading them all with proper powder and bullets, they were accurate enough for fox
    and did a much better job of forming the cases properly. The other downside of using filler is noise, as you can't (shouldn't) use a moderator.

    Neil.

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    Whatever you do don't use a suppressor or muzzle brake as it'll fork it up good.

    Varmint Al's Handloading/Reloading Page

    Have a look about 1/2 way down WRT 17 Ackley Hornet forming.

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    semolina plus a few drops of wax work up a safe load using a fast powder I use bullseye
    cheers lister

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    Winner cheers gents
    "you've only got three choices in life - give up, give in or give it all you've got"

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    bullseye or red dot and plasticene work. i'd rather expand up and shoot them though....

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