Hello to all of you cast bullet forum members,
If I had to face you people in person, I wouldn't tell this story because I would never quit hearing the teasing. Today I fireformed my first .17 Ackley Bee cartridge case .I had necked the Bee cases down to .17 with a false shoulder that fit the chamber exactly had annealed them and loaded with some fast burning powder and then filled to the bottom of the neck with Cream Of Wheat, rolled up some pieces of paper towel and plugged the ends of the case necks .I was so anxious to see what popped out after firing that I opened the shop door and didn't go outside. I stood in the doorway, stretched my arms out and pointed the rifle up and fired. It was quite loud. when I looked up I had forgot about the rain gutter running along the roof edge, well at least I missed the soffit under the roof. The result was ;A HOLE ABOUT THE SIZE OF A 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN SHELL BLOWN THROUGH THE RAIN GUTTER. After I got over being mad at myself I thought it was funny and thought I would give all of you people a laugh at my mishap. Well at least a perfectly formed .17 Ackley Bee case popped out when I ejected it. I may have to change my forum user name to something like gutter killer or some other fitting name.
David a. Cogburn