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ibgp3
01-11-2017, 07:52 PM
.17 fireball
357 to 256 WinMag (256 Ferret)
556 to rimless 256 WinMag (256 Universal)
30-30 converted to 38-55, 32-40, 7-30 Waters, 25-35, 357 Herrett, .30 Herrett,
270 Herrett (6.8 SPC rimmed).

...and I will make up a batch to suit you.

I will trade for most anything.289290

Looking for 10 rounds of 30 carbine [got 'em, thx CowboyBart.]
need 460 S&W [got 'em]
need 500 S&W special

SafetyJoe
01-12-2017, 01:12 AM
Hey, that's pretty neat. I always like to see someone who knows how to create things. I make 300 blk from 223 brass for personal use, but your conversion has a lot more history to it which makes it a lot cooler in my book.
Good luck to you

ibgp3
01-12-2017, 03:41 AM
Thank you sir.
Good luck to you also.
gp

PS The 256 rimless is a lot like 300 BLK

ibgp3
01-12-2017, 08:28 AM
For anyone needing 32-40, the first 6 in the leather carrier are stages.292293

shafer44
09-27-2017, 11:37 AM
interested in 32-40 and 38-55 brass

ibgp3
09-27-2017, 12:01 PM
This is a trade only site, so whatcha got?

I do the conversions for exercise, so I don't need much.

ibgp3
09-27-2017, 03:21 PM
A friend commented that most would not believe that the 556 to 256 flow chart was realistic.
The untouched 556 is too beat up to be anything but trash. I bought a bag of 556 brass as trash. Stomped and crushed in various ways. The combination of pictures below shows an ugly piece of trash/brass in 3 stages. (1)Original condition, (2)after rounding the nose some with a pair of pliers and pushing it into a 256 seater die, (3) after pushing it into a 256 forming die.

The marks at the bottom of the brass make it clear that this is three views of the same piece of brass. Most of the remaining marks go away, and most of the neck will be cut off.

It really works!!291

Mbaker78
09-29-2017, 03:19 AM
That 256rwm looks like a pretty neat little round. Can you actually do the sizing in one step, or does it take multiple passes?

ibgp3
09-29-2017, 04:40 AM
That 256rwm looks like a pretty neat little round. Can you actually do the sizing in one step,
Yes, but... with my trash brass the success rate was about 15% one pass.

or does it take multiple passes?...better than 90% success rate with the flow chart shown.

I find this as 256 Universal from back in the early '60s.

Mbaker78
09-30-2017, 07:35 PM
Do you use normal 256 win mag load data with the rimless conversions?

ibgp3
10-01-2017, 05:33 AM
Yes, and a 1/4" dowel from the muzzle for an extractor in my T/C.

Mbaker78
10-01-2017, 06:11 AM
Ahh, so your gun is actually chambered for the rimmed variant. I guess 223/5.56 brass is more plentiful than 357mag brass ;)

ibgp3
10-01-2017, 09:49 AM
"A 30 carbine bolt becomes a 256 rimless bolt with a small modification."
...if so, the bolts swap fast and the rifle should eat both.

blackhawk357
10-05-2017, 06:14 PM
Thank you for the .256 win mag brass. They are perfect for me to start out with. ibgp3 makes some good custom brass here guys.

ibgp3
10-10-2017, 08:00 PM
My first 256 Universals from the 556's Blackhawk357 sent. (256 "Whisper" as the AR15 was being introduced.)
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ibgp3
12-12-2017, 07:28 PM
looking for 327 federal brass for my Henry.

cowboybart
12-12-2017, 08:33 PM
I have about 40 or so pcs of 327 Fed nickle brass. I'll trade for most anything I can use. Got any Mauser parts??

ibgp3
12-13-2017, 04:50 AM
Sorry, no Mauser parts, but lots of different kinds of brass.

cowboybart
12-13-2017, 07:56 AM
I can use 450 Bushmaster, 280 Rem, 6.5x68, 8x68, 9.3x64, 30 Newton brass. A sporter weight 7mm barrel, Lee 280 AI dies, Lee trim studs for 6.5 CM, 260, 7-08 .....
I have some 375 Ruger basic brass, do you have the stuff needed to make it into 30 Newton??

ibgp3
12-13-2017, 08:03 AM
Wow! All the choices, and the only match of any kind is 6.5CM, and all I have is lots of brass, no trim stud.

cowboybart
12-13-2017, 09:23 PM
I'll trade ya the 327 for some 6.5CM brass

ibgp3
12-14-2017, 05:47 AM
I'll dig some out and get back to ya.

ibgp3
12-14-2017, 07:31 PM
All I have found so far are some conversions. 6.5CM from 243, 270, and others.
If I match up 100 from those, would you be interested?

cowboybart
12-15-2017, 07:43 AM
I can live with that. I have 44 total of the nickle 327 Fed cases

ibgp3
12-15-2017, 12:15 PM
300
The single in a red circle is nickle.
The 5 in the yellow loop show varying degrees of fireform.
The 3 in the red circle include a fully fireformed case in the middle, a fired but not fully fireformed case on the left, and an unfired case on the right.
Mostly I just did low to medium loads. They worked the action on my AR and went to the same point of aim at 100 from the AR and the bolt and H&R. Just good fun.
Reformed cases do not have the same capacity as factory, or each other.
This is 52 rounds of unfired 250 savage reformed, and 48 rounds of 270Win reformed.
They show age, like me.
I can put them in a Priority mailer and send them off,
or
...you can say never mind and I will put them back on the shelf.
Thanks either way.
GP

cowboybart
12-15-2017, 12:57 PM
It will work for me. I'll see if the PM system is working

HARDSHOOTER
12-24-2017, 02:24 PM
I am looking for (((federal))) 45 acp hs brass large primer. I may trade a thousand for whatever you need

HARDSHOOTER
12-24-2017, 02:30 PM
Do you have any federal 45acp hs to trade?

SafetyJoe
12-24-2017, 02:48 PM
Do you have any federal 45acp hs to trade?

I've got a bunch of federal HS LPP 45 acp brass for trade and I'll probably have them all sorted out the 1st week of 2018 which is when I'll probably be posting my new trade thread on this forum. I'm only looking for boxer primed brass 7.62x39 though.

HARDSHOOTER
12-24-2017, 02:50 PM
Do you have any 45 acp federal hs brass to trade?

HARDSHOOTER
12-24-2017, 02:52 PM
Hello i am looking for federal 45 acp large primer brass.

HARDSHOOTER
12-25-2017, 03:18 PM
Do you have any federal hs 45acp brass?

ibgp3
12-25-2017, 07:34 PM
I don't.
Sorry.

cowboybart
12-27-2017, 07:45 AM
Got the 6.5 brass - looks great - Thanx

ibgp3
02-28-2018, 10:48 AM
added .17 fireball!

MIBULLETS
02-28-2018, 07:13 PM
added .17 fireball!

How many, what headstamp and once fired?

ibgp3
03-08-2018, 01:59 PM
How many, what headstamp and once fired?
Looks like about 100, Military and civilian 223, unlikely!

ibgp3
03-20-2018, 01:26 PM
Added 30 carbine to want list.

ibgp3
03-30-2018, 04:28 PM
Added 460 S&W to want list.

cowboybart
03-31-2018, 08:31 AM
PM me your addy, I have 10-12 pcs of 30 carb

ibgp3
05-17-2018, 02:31 PM
Added 500 S&W special to list.