50BMG reloading, have a question?


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alpha6164
January 2, 2009, 04:22 PM
A few years ago i used to reload my 7mm Magnum so i am familiar with reloading. But here is a question just to make sure. If i purchase new 50BMG winchester primed brass, do i basically charge, seat bullet, crimp and am done? Do i need to do any sizing, trimming etc? Thanks.

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taliv
January 2, 2009, 04:55 PM
in theory no, you don't need to size, trim, etc. however, i would check it with a case gauge to be sure before i loaded a bunch of them. pulling 50 bullets is a PITA

also, depending on the gun, crimp is necessary/unnecesary

Sunray
January 2, 2009, 05:00 PM
All new brass needs to be sized and checked for length as a minimum. The case mouths will need chamfering too. Mind you, if it's already primed, it that has likely been done.

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