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Got my .204 Handi back from factory yesterday. Had to have action tightend up. They did a nice job!!
Went to range this A. M. What a nice surprise!!! 1/2-5/8's at 100 yds. 32 V-max. Did the o-ring thing and rested gun on hinge pin when firing. Guess I'll sell my Savage.
.222 Rem. mag case's
32 Horn. V-Max
BL-C2 powder/ 1/2 gr. over max
CCI bench rest primer's
OAL 2.375 :-D :-D :-D
 

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S'bout time!!!! Glad it finally got fixed and you're shooting good!!

Tim
 

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.204

Cheatermk3:
I fire formed First, but I didn;t use bullet;s!! Let me explain.

Make sure the .222 mag. case's will chamber in your gun.
Deprime with a depriming die. Reprime.
Use 5-8 gr. of a pistol powder. I used 8 gr. of clay's.
With a funnel put some cream of wheat in case. Compress that with a punch or a drill bit. Do this 2-3 time's until almost full. Fill last little bit with crisco. SHOOT OUTSIDE!!!!!
One problem I had doing this was I ruined 1/2 my case's. Primer pocket's expanded. A lot!! Next time I'll just use bullet's.
To do this, back your .204 die out so as to size about 1/2 of neck to 204 dia. Load as normal and shoot to fire form.
Hope this isn't to confusing???
 

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Quick:
Thank's. I was very pleased!!
Mabey you can help "Cheatermk3" out. There's a post on a site somewhere explaining what I told him on fireforming. I think it"s on "FRED THE RELOADER" site?? Your the "Puter" whiz as you've helped me out in the past. Thank's :) :) :)
 

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Road King,
I wanted to know if you had to ream or turn the necks of your cases.

Your technique of fireforming is producing dangerously excessive pressures if your primer pockets are being expanded to the point that they won't hold a primer.

Your cases will chamber without the necks being fully sized??
 

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Fire Forming

Cheatermk3:
You have to nothing to the neck. Follow step's in Quick's post.
Your right about the pressure I was building. I would us 1/2 of the charge I used if I do it again. Guy's supposed to give me some 222 mag. case's.
 

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Thanks guys. Will that method work in a Handi? will the action lockup on the crush-fitted case?

I don't hav a Handi in 204 yet and availability of cases is a big reason Craig and I have shied away from the 204. I can see this method working in a bolt gun I guess but in a Handi?
 

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Fireforming

Cheatermk3:
All my fireforming was done in my HANDI. No problem on closing or anything. As you probably know the .204 was designed after the .222 mag. case. Just have to fire form to move the shoulder forward.
Good luck. :) :)
 

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95Road King said:
Quick:
Thank's. I was very pleased!!
Mabey you can help "Cheatermk3" out. There's a post on a site somewhere explaining what I told him on fireforming. I think it"s on "FRED THE RELOADER" site?? Your the "Puter" whiz as you've helped me out in the past. Thank's :) :) :)
Lighten up Fred ... he did give you credit and it appears you missed it.

Looks like an honest mistake ...
 

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.204 rANGE rEPORT

fRED m:
i DID GIVE YOU CREDIT A FEW POST'S BEFORE THAT ONE!! i WAS TALKING to Quick then. All I did was print your page to that person.
But your right, I should have mentioned you again. You have my apology's(sp?). It was a bad oversite on my part. I read my post again tonite and it does sound like it was my idea the way I started out.
Again, sorry.
Hope were still puter friend's.
P.S. I'm not cheap!!! LOL
 

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Road King.
Please wipe out that revious post.
I except your apoligy

Etiquette forbids this kind of stuff. I don't read every post either. Its my
property and it is for everybodies benefit on my web site. but not for broadcasting by others. If you want to copy it for yourself that is fine and you may refer the URL to others.

Thanks You
 
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