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HEAVY METAL 1
September 16, 2012, 07:29 PM
I ppicked up some 1x fired 280 Remington brass...is it easily converted to 6.5x55, 8x57 or 30-06? I don't want to waste my time so i am seeking the wise council of the membership:)

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NeuseRvrRat
September 16, 2012, 10:01 PM
you'd make out better by trading it for brass you need.

FROGO207
September 16, 2012, 10:15 PM
I would have to agree with that.^^^ Also you would have correct head stamped brass if you traded. You know reforming brass can be time consuming and usually not worth it for commonly available brass. I would even prefer to use 30-06 brass to make 8X57 rather than the 280 Rem brass if I had the choice.

Mule
September 16, 2012, 10:33 PM
280 to 30-06 is just size and trim. I like a fire forming plinking load befor building hunting ammo with it. I have reworked .270, .280 and .25-06 range pickup into 30-06 with no problems.

Because of headstamp issues mentioned above, I stopped when my son purchased a 270. The possibility of ammo mix up is too great.

NeuseRvrRat
September 16, 2012, 10:37 PM
I have reworked .270, .280 and .25-06 range pickup into 30-06 with no problems.

sizing these up to .30-06 gives you a 1:1 ratio. since .30-06 is more plentiful, i would think that you could get a better ratio by trading for .30-06.

i pick up some -06 almost every time i go to the range. .270 is also a fairly common find, but i've never found any .280 or .25-06.

JLDickmon
September 16, 2012, 10:38 PM
I'd have to agree.. it's readily available stuff..

Hondo 60
September 16, 2012, 10:47 PM
For readily available brass, it's a LOT of work, has the wrong headstamp, etc, etc.

The only caliber I reform is .223 into 7.62x25.
You just don't find reloadable 7.62x25 brass layin' around

beatledog7
September 16, 2012, 11:42 PM
To me it doesn't make sense to reform something relatively rare into something relatively common. Just trade it with a .280 loader.

ArchAngelCD
September 17, 2012, 12:32 AM
I'm in the "trade it" camp, you will make out better that way since .280 brass is much more rare than 30-06 brass is...

HEAVY METAL 1
September 17, 2012, 01:32 AM
OK, thanks.

ArchAngelCD
September 17, 2012, 03:11 AM
OK, thanks. Anyone want to trade my 280 for Swede 6.5x55 or 762x54?
Put a thread up on the Trading Post and I'm sure you will get a bite. Don't forget to follow all the rules listed on the top of the forum.
http://www.thehighroad.org/forumdisplay.php?f=50

Otis is DaMan
November 17, 2012, 01:46 AM
Wow !!

Don't do this with the 6.5x55.

The 6.5x55 case is .476 to .480" at the case head or so and the 30-06/.308 or 8x57 family cases are .470. Do you see the problem here ??

Edit: I note you are seeking the wise >>>>>

I would read any reloading manual first.

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