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Are These Headstamps OK?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by layusn1, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. layusn1

    layusn1 Well-Known Member

    I went to the range this weekend and got a pretty sweet deal. I usually get there an hour or two before the range opens and pick up brass so I get a fair amount but this weekend the owner asked me if I would go every other weekend and take all of the cases off the range. Darn cheapskate doesn't want to pay me though..lol. Anyway...I usually run across a few headstamps that I don't have enough of to consider worth keeping for reloading/trading purposes but now I am sure I will be having TONS more brass on my hands. So, the question is, do you guys find the following headstamps worth reloading:

    S&B, SME, *I*, PMC, Prvi Partizan (the one with the three Cyrillic letters)

    I'm sure there are a few others but I can't really think of them off the top of my head right now. I know nobody really considers reloading Amerc, or at least not more than once, but are then any others that should avoided? Thanks.
  2. nitesite

    nitesite Well-Known Member

    *I* = Israeli Military Industries and is top tier as far as mil-spec brass.

    {EDITED} Sorry but I had a major brain fart. *I* is Independence Ammo and is, I've heard, made by MagTech for ATK (CCI/Federal). Don't know how good it's supposed to be.{/edited}

    PMC is good .223 brass, the cases I've weighed were very consistent and didn't require frequent trimming.

    S&B = Sellier & Belloit and is okay but can have some primer pocket variations. Also the metallurgy seems soft as I have seen mildly torn case rims from guns that didn't have any issue with Lake City rims.

    I haven't loaded any Prvi and don't know what the last one is.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2007

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