FC .308 brass


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Joe's
November 18, 2011, 09:42 PM
Today I was given 40 pieces of FC (Federal) .308 brass. 20 had a headstamp marked FC 7.62-M1A. The other 20 had a headstamp marked with FC ME .308. Why the different headstamps?
Normal Federal .308 are just stamped .308 WIN.

Thanks for your help
Joe's

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dodge
November 19, 2011, 01:46 PM
The brass marked FC 7.62-M1A is the stuff Federal is loading for the M1A's. The other stuff maybe for the Marlin 308 Express.

Joe's
November 20, 2011, 07:35 AM
Thanks for the reply dodge. Is it safe to reload these for the .308 WIN? I took some measurments and they seem to be close enough.
Anybody else please feel free to chime in.

Thanks,
Joe's

dodge
November 21, 2011, 07:24 AM
The ones for the M1A is fine for reloading for a 308 Win. The other ones should have a larger rim on them so they work better in a Marlin lever gun not for a bolt action.

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