The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old December 31, 2006, 07:25 PM   #1
dirty habit
Member
 
Join Date: December 18, 2006
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 57
22k hornet

Hey Guys, just after a coupla opinions on wether this conversion is worthwhile? From what i can gather, you get 2/300 fps increase but more importantly you also get increased case life, is this true?
Re; fireforming cases to k hornet, how is this done and what is required for this dies wise?
Cheers in advance!
dirty habit is offline  
Old December 31, 2006, 07:31 PM   #2
sdb777
Member
 
Join Date: October 2, 2005
Location: Cabot, Arkansas USA
Posts: 73
Fireforming is simple...just shoot factory loads in your k barrel.
As for those dies....just about everyone is making them.

Scott B
__________________
A good sermon should have a good beginning and a good ending, and they should be as close together as possible.

George Burns
sdb777 is offline  
Old December 31, 2006, 08:44 PM   #3
Crosshair
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 16, 2004
Location: Grand Forks, ND
Posts: 5,320
Generaly, when fireforming cases, to get the best brass life, a good rule of thumb is to use a faster powder behind a lightweight bullet. Most people seem to have the best luck with a ~90% of maximum charge and that number is often recomended in books for fireforming. As always, your mileage may differ.
__________________
I don't carry a gun to go looking for trouble, I carry a gun in case trouble finds me.
Crosshair is offline  
Old December 31, 2006, 09:02 PM   #4
dirty habit
Member
 
Join Date: December 18, 2006
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 57
Would i be able to load these once fired cases in the k hornet dies to initially fireform? Not sure how it works with the seating die? It can get a little confusing if you let it!!
dirty habit is offline  
Old December 31, 2006, 10:18 PM   #5
Dave R
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 7, 2000
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,073
You can't make K-Hornet brass by running it through the die. Dies only reduce size, and the K-Hornet expands the case a little by moving the neck forward, and giving it a sharper shoulder.

But you don't need to run the brass through the die, first time. Just shoot Hornet brass (or factory Hornet loads) in a K-Hornet rifle, and the brass will form to the chamber.

Then you use the dies to reload the empty, formed brass. Simple.

ETA: I have a buddy with a K-Hornet, and he loves it. Says it delivers on the better velocity, longer case life, and more accuracy.
__________________
I am Pro-Rights (on gun issues).
Dave R is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06884 seconds with 7 queries