308 to 243


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YankeeClipper
January 1, 2008, 09:10 PM
In the past I have used 308 brass for my 243 and necked it down with little problem. It has been a lot of years. As best as I can recall the only difference is I am using spray lub this time. I got one done but with a lot of effort and stuck it in the die twice. an suggestions?

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rigmech
January 1, 2008, 09:35 PM
Not to be a smart aleck, but trade the 308 for some 243. An excellent site for that is http://www.ammobrasstrader.com

Shoney
January 1, 2008, 09:48 PM
rigmech said it all.

But if you must, make sure you have "cleaned and polished" the brass, then use Imperial Sizing Die Wax.

50 Shooter
January 1, 2008, 09:51 PM
You can also try annealing the brass before trying to size it also.

YankeeClipper
January 2, 2008, 08:16 AM
Beings we are throwing out Ideas: I could just buy a .308 ?

YankeeClipper
January 2, 2008, 11:15 AM
Trading is a good idea also: But in reality don't you think buying a 308 is a better idea?

Shoney
January 2, 2008, 11:31 AM
Lets see:

Buy 243, clean, trim, load - - done.

Buy 308, clean. lube generously and thouroughly, S____I____Z____E____UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH THAT SUCKER, inspect, trim, load, reject X%.

Oh yea!!!!!!!
But in reality don't you think buying a 308 is a better idea?
The answer is HELL NO!

uk roe hunter
January 2, 2008, 11:42 AM
i have just has right drama sizing 308 down to 7mm 08. neck turning and all sorts of things!!!!

steve

ranger335v
January 2, 2008, 11:57 AM
Perhaps the fact that your trouble started after changing case lubes may indicate that the new lube is less than satifactory?

Shawnee
January 2, 2008, 12:23 PM
Hi Yankee Clipper...

I would just get some regular .243 brass and be done with it. I suspect the performance of you loads will improve a bit if you do.

No, I would advise against getting a .308. Not that you asked, but my "2 cents" is that there are far too many calibers that are far better-suited for all North America hunting and North American hunters than the .308. For that matter, I think the 30/30 is the only .30 caliber worth owning in North America.

:cool:

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