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I am considering a re-bore project. I have a couple spare Hornet barrels laying around,and have always been intrigued by the 25-20 ... Just curious if any of y'all may have some insight on this and also looking for recommendations on whom I might get to bore and rechamber a barrel?
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Wayne York rebored and rechambered a Hornet to 25-20 for Graybeard, he's done several rebores and rechambers for myself and many others here.

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Sounds good... So how do I get in contact with Wayne York?
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Contact info on his website.

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25-20 is a neat little cartridge, but I hate to see a Hornet lost.

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You could stub a .32-20 with a .303 blank.

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i wrestled with the idea of a conversion to 25-20 for a while but finally went with the .256 Win. This decision was made because I reload the 32-20 and it is basically the same case as the 25-20 and both are a major PIA to reload. Case making for the .256 isn't real easy but I have lots of 357 mag cases which is the parent case for the .256 Winnie.
The .256 can be toned down to 25-25 velociity or loaded up nicely.
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I've heard about fragile brass, etc, but I've never had a bit of a problem relading .32-20s and I feed three of them.

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Pete I found a world of difference in loading Starline brass for the 32-20. It almost makes me want to throw out all the other brands of 32-20 brass. I would if I were not so cheap! G66

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Pete I found a world of difference in loading Starline brass for the 32-20. It almost makes me want to throw out all the other brands of 32-20 brass. I would if I were not so cheap! G66
I guess that's why I never had problems. All I ever used was Starline.

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