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    My Trades 256, 38-55, 32-40, 7-30, 25-35 (357, 30, 270 Herrett)

    357 to 256 WinMag
    556 to rimless 256 WinMag
    30-30 converted to 38-55, 32-40, 7-30 Waters, 25-35, 357 Herrett, .30 Herrett,
    270 Herrett ( 6.8 SPC rimmed). (Probably means nothing here since there are very few around.)

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

    I will trade for most anything.357 to 256wm.jpg556 to 256 rwm.jpg
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    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

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    Thank you sir.
    Good luck to you also.
    gp

    PS The 256 rimless is a lot like 300 BLK
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    For anyone needing 32-40, the first 6 in the leather carrier are stages.32-40.jpgFullSizeRender.jpg
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    interested in 32-40 and 38-55 brass

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    This is a trade only site, so whatcha got?

    I do the conversions for exercise, so I don't need much.
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    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!!3 steps.jpg

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    That 256rwm looks like a pretty neat little round. Can you actually do the sizing in one step, or does it take multiple passes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mbaker78 View Post
    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.
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    Do you use normal 256 win mag load data with the rimless conversions?

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    Yes, and a 1/4" dowel from the muzzle for an extractor in my T/C.

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    Ahh, so your gun is actually chambered for the rimmed variant. I guess 223/5.56 brass is more plentiful than 357mag brass

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    "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.

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    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.

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    My first 256 Universals from the 556's Blackhawk357 sent. (256 "Whisper" as the AR15 was being introduced.)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check