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Old May 2, 2001, 07:53 PM   #1
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Have some Frontier 9mm brass, once-fired. Anyone ever heard of it? Is it any good for reloading? Thanks in advance.

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Old May 2, 2001, 07:59 PM   #2
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Frontier is now Hornady if I remember correctly. It was made by a major manuf. probably Starline. It should be fine.
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Old May 3, 2001, 03:34 PM   #3
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And before they started stamping the Frontier headstamp, Frontier used surplus military cases for .243Win, .270Win, and other cases which can be reformed from .308Win and .30-06 cases.

[Edited by TEXAS LAWMAN on 05-04-2001 at 02:22 PM]
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Old May 3, 2001, 03:56 PM   #4
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Wasn't Frontier one of the Federal lines, way back (pre-historic almost, 1960s or earlier)??? Your reports sound much more recent...
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Old May 4, 2001, 07:36 AM   #5
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Old May 4, 2001, 12:16 PM   #6
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Ole-Timey Stuff

Hornady, certainly.

LAWMAN--
When was it that they used milsurp cases? It must be a ways back.

There were already using Frontier-stamped brass when I first became aware of the Frontier/Hornady connection in about 1979 or -80. They brought out a line of FMJ truncated cone bullets, mainly for 9mm--something to do with the Air Force switching over the the Beretta sidearm-- and .45 ACP. I saw some of the ammo at Gunsite in March '80, and then, later that year, they issued ammo to all contestants at the IPSC National Championships. We HAD to use their ammo, as a means of ensuring that power factors were met. This was Frontier/Hornady. I had a devil of a time finding the loaded ammo, or even the bullets to handload for practice prior to the nationals. Local shops in Denton couldn't even get it on special order and I had to go to Fort Worth or Dallas to find it.

The ammo came in 20-round boxes, Dark red, black and white, if I recall correctly. I still have a couple of 'em around with the IPSC special sticker on the box.

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Old May 4, 2001, 01:22 PM   #7
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Mr. Guest, it had to have been 1972-73. It was "exciting" to shoot .243 with a 7.62NATO headstamp because I was new to centerfire rifle shooting and didn't know "beans" about anything other than .22 rimfire rifles.

I don't have any of the boxes but your description seems correct.

Didn't the U.S. armed forces adopt the Beretta in 1984?
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Old May 4, 2001, 07:45 PM   #8
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LAWMAN--

Somewhere right in there in the mid-eighties. I was resentful of the changeover from the 1911 and the .45ACP--Felt as if MY government had betrayed the U.S. fighting man, Colt firearms, the memory of John M. Browning, and me personally.

(Yes, I held onto many of my illusions right into middle age.)

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