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Borrego Bob

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Great video, looks almost identical to BigDawg's process.  I guess the next problem for me is two questions...

1.  Do I buy the mini-chop saw (which my wife thinks is super cute!) to save time but spend money?  (that's really just me deciding how much money to spend haha)
2.  More importantly, do I buy the Forster neck turner to go on the lathe I already have (saving money) or do I buy the Hornady neck turning lathe and get the ability to turn the top of the shoulders too?

Thanks for all the info guys.

I have been reloading for a while now and been wanting to do a wildcat for a long time.  With all the support there is for this cartridge from H, the community here, and on 68forums, I think is definitely the right way to start.

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Get the Hornady Lock N Load Neck turn tool and go without the saw for a while. I have the FOrster lathe and it becomes a big pain.
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Okay, good to know!
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Thanks for all your help.  I ended up getting the mini chop saw AND the Hornady mini lathe neck turner.  Combined with the Forster mini-lathe I've got everything I need!

I think I've just about got this figured out with my .308 Win brass.  So for now I'll practice some more on .308 and .243 brass.  Eventually I'll get some of the Lapua and Hornady brass to play with.
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Thanks for laying out how you are doing this process in such detail guys,  I have ordered my needed reamers and expander die with mandrels, and have some brass on backorder.  I am looking forward to shooting this one.  I missed out on H's first run of barrels.  I got my 18" barrel, bolt and dies this week.
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Hi all,

I am new to the 270 AR and wild catting and I am having a hard time converting brass. I did get some commercial 308 brass with mixed brand head stamps to work 75 or so. I tried some 6.8 Creedmoor with no luck.  So I tried to anneal the brass to soften the cases up and lets just say that did not go so well. I know we have some members that offer that service and God bless them, but if I can not do some think like reforming brass then I need to turn in my Man card, now that's just me speaking for myself. I have the Saw, Jig, Neck Turning Tool, Foster Caser Trimmer and reamers in 264 and 277. So what is keeping me from converting the brass?

Well I think the annealing, the lube, and feel is the trick. So I ordered two items 1. the lube   Liquid Lanolin 100% Pure 2 Bottles x 4 fl oz from Amazon and #2. http://www.annealeez.com/  you can find several video on youtube and this unit is only $275.00 with free shipping. The feel is coming with all the brass I am screwing up till I get my annealeez. If this dose not work can someone please give me the address to where I can turn in my Man card!

Now if anyone knows the brass reforming secret, be it a ritual chant or what have you please pass it on!  If you do not I swear I will use up every piece of usable brass till I get this down and you all will not have one piece to use for your selves!   LOL

Thank you all for any help you can give. 
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I use Imperial sizing wax and go really slow with any of the brass I have used - which is Lapua and Lake City so far - both new brass.  I did crush one of the Lake City cases during the expander step, it just gave in after feeling completely normal - and I was proceeding slowly. 

Check the videos again for the advice the guys have already provided - and go real slow!
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