30.06 primers?


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hogdog
March 18, 2013, 08:13 PM
I recently aquired 150-200 rnds. of 30.06 old military brass. Mixed headstamps of EW 43 and LC 65. I resized and deprimed cases but noticed primer pockets were smaller than normal large rifle primers. Do these accept small rifle primers? Old primers were definitely boxer primers. Any help?

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SlamFire1
March 18, 2013, 08:22 PM
At times the Army used non standard primers but I think the real problem is that you have crimped primer pockets.

You must remove the crimp. There are tools or you can use the spay blade on your Stockman pocket knife.

If the link does not work, you can go to Google Images and type in crimped primer pockets to see what I am talking about

http://www.google.com/search?q=crimped+primer+pockets&hl=en&biw=1016&bih=548&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=VqFHUdSCJ4a88ATi_ID4Aw&sqi=2&ved=0CDkQsAQ

Canuck-IL
March 18, 2013, 08:28 PM
The primer pockets have a crimp on them - common with military brass. You need to either swage (compress) them out or ream the pockets ... tools for cheap to expensive are available for either purpose.

Google RCBS pocket swager and similar entries.

/Bryan

ArchAngelCD
March 18, 2013, 10:15 PM
Yep, they look smaller because they are crimped.

rcmodel
March 18, 2013, 10:19 PM
30-06. (not 30.06)

GI brass = Lg Rifle primers with crimped primer pockets.

Must be Swaged or reamed to reload them.

rc

ali9cg8
March 19, 2013, 05:27 PM
I grabbed a countersink drill bit and now military crimps have become one of my favorite things. Sick? Sad? Yes, but head out to the hardware store and then pick up a Lyman Case Prep kit (or something of the like) to uniform the pockets. Prime away!

Thanks to Trent, he schooled me well on doing it on the cheap and easy!

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