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270win to 25-06?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by padd54, Nov 3, 2009.

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  1. padd54

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    Have any of you sized down 270win cases to 25-06?

    If so, how did you do it?

    If you used bushings, which ones did you use?

    Thanks,
    Ray
     
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    I have done it with just a FL 25-06 size die. Trim to length after.
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    I don't have any dies for the 25-06, I do have bushing dies for the 270win.
    Can I use the Seating die for the 270?
     
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    It's a pretty straight forward procedure as ~z noted. You just have to make sure that the brass doesn't thicken too much in the case neck requiring neck reaming. Important if your chamber is a tight one.
    Chances are they will be fine.


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    maybe in a "survival situation" but I'd recommend getting the dies if you intend to load for that cal
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    OK, thanks guys. I will buy a sizing die for the 25-06.
    Can use the 270 seating die?
     
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    See previous post
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    I make 25-06 out of 30-06 with one pass through the FL sizing die.

    You do have to neck-ream them after forming though.

    Get the right dies.

    rc
     
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    For around 20 bucks you could get Lee green box dies that come with the correct seater die+plug for 25-06 as well as the 25-06 full length sizer. Just a thought.

    Some sizing wax makes reforming cases a little easier and like mentioned check neck thicknesses and lengths after they are formed.
     
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    Thanks, "flashhole". That was very informative.
    I need to try annealing, I also resize 357mag to 256win mag.
     
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    What kind of gun is your 256 Win Mag. That is an interesting cartridge.
     
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    My 256win mag is a Marlin 62. It is a sweet little rifle.
     
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    I don't have a 270 so any good looking 270 brass I pick up get made into 25-06. Clean, check, lube, FL size to 25-06, trim and check neck dimensions. Could at this point fire form and neck size, also use some 06.
     
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    I use mostly 30-06 "Greek" brass with the HXP headstamp. It works as well as any other brass I've re-sized and I get plenty of it for free at the range. I have around 200 or so that have all been re-formed and fire-formed. They work great.
     
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