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    Brass drawing

    Has anyone tried drawing brass? Does anyone have a drawing set?

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    I've got a set of crayons.
    Bryan, northdude, norsk and 2 others like this.
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    What are you try to make. And whats your starting point?
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzza View Post
    What are you try to make. And whats your starting point?
    Given the nature of the forum: cartridge cases. WAG
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    Well fuck me - who would have guessed , eh?
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck hunter View Post
    I've got a set of crayons.
    And what flavour are they

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aresetter View Post
    Has anyone tried drawing brass? Does anyone have a drawing set?
    Greetings Aresetter,
    In reply to your actual question, rather than the replies you have received to date, drawing brass for cartridge cases is not a hobby option. It takes some serious, read expensive, machinery and tooling not too mention testing equipment. For the hand loader the only option is to re form existing cartridge cases into ones that are not available. I reform .303 Br cases into .30 - 40 Krag cases due to availability, a simple one pass process not much different to full length sizing. In the past I have made cases for a wildcat 6.5 mm cartridge for which neither cases nor dies have ever been available. This involved setting the shoulder back, fire forming and trimming to get a usable case. From then on the cases were just neck sized. I also had a .30-06 Ackley Improved for a bit that just needed fire forming. There is lots of fun to be had for hand loaders without drawing any brass.
    Regards Grandpamac.

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    I have a set of neck swaging dies that let me reduce case necks rather dramatically - like 44 magnum down to .22 , and a solid "O" press so doing stuff like forming 219 Donaldson cases from 30-30 brass becomes easy.
    If you want to do more than just reforming cases you probably need to visit Bruce Bertram in Aussie to see whats involved in physically making a brass case from brass sheet
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

 

 

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