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.348 to 50 95 ?
« on: September 19, 2022, 11:58:50 AM »
Can these be fire formed? Procedure? I have went 40 years without having to fire form, I could use some guidance. :-\
Never mind, figured it out for myself.
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Re: .348 to 50 95 ?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2022, 08:05:21 AM »
Can these be fire formed? Procedure? I have went 40 years without having to fire form, I could use some guidance. :-\
Never mind, figured it out for myself.

Why not use 50 alsakan as the base case ?
Im a bit of a scrooge I used expander rods to make 45/75 instead of fire form

348 to 375 annealed here
375 to 410
405 to 458 annealed here before FL size. 

I make em out of  grade 5 HT bolts put a long slow taper on the business end and polish them shiny shiny shiny!!!

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Re: .348 to 50 95 ?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2022, 10:02:27 AM »
Yep, I went to 50 alaskan. Easy to find and not much modification.
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Re: .348 to 50 95 ?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2022, 01:10:17 PM »
      Greetings!

   I've had great success fire forming .348WCF to .45-75-350; before I moved and had to put stuff in storage, I was in the process of doing the same for my Chaparral 1876, .50-95-300. As I recall, I annealed the brass, dropped a charge of Unique, seated a wad of tissue on that, and a little Elmer's glue in the neck. It fire formed rather well, but was "wasp-waisted" near the web. My intention was to trim, seat a bullet over a "standard starting-level" charge of 5744 to finish the fire forming process.

      I should dig those goodies out and finish...!

               M.T.M.

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Re: .348 to 50 95 ?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2022, 09:05:18 PM »
Yep, I went to 50 alaskan. Easy to find and not much modification.

good move less foolin around = more shootin !!!

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