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He said to just order any wheel kit and in the notes put that you want the wheels for the hornet case. Might be good to confirm via email/phone.

 

good luck and keep us posted. How were your fire forming loads looking?

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Finally figured out a load where 18 out of 20 did not split. I still want to try annealing the rest beforehand and the more research I do the more I realize how much I "need" an annealing machine for myself. 

 

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Of course you “need” an annealing machine! 

 

That 22 k hornet is awesome looking!!

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I did end up running a 6mm mandrel through the virgin hornet brass first, then a pass through the K Hornet FL sizer. That created a shoulder in the correct place and reduced the amount the body needed to expand. I'm hoping annealing will eliminate the extra steps so I can just load and shoot a regular Hornet load like everybody else seems to do.

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Did you try a different brand of brass? I have 2 22K Hornets and never had any split neck issues, Never have annealed them either. Hornet brass is extremely thin, I use Remington and Winchester brass which may be softer than the Nosler.

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Nosler is the only brand of brass I have tried and it seems it is harder than Remington or Winchester. What 40 gr bullet are you using in the top load that fits in the 77/22 mag?

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