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Brass I.D. and info for 223/5.56

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jeeptim, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. jeeptim

    jeeptim Well-Known Member

    Hey fellow reloaders!
    Been reloading for a few years and always improving my game loaded up some S&B cases for 303brit cases and only the S&B cases seperated and come to find out S&B is JUNK for reloadeding.
    As of now my living room has totes all over the place sorting 223/5.56 for reloading I have 1000s and 1000s and more. did not think i would find so many different headstamps I'm OK with crimpped primers what do you all reccomend as good to reload and what should we stay away from and how about I,D, the rest so here is a partial list please let me know what you thing and know, Thanx
    1)F.C. 2)R.P. 3)PMC 4)L.C. 5)PSD 6)G.F.L.
    7)Winchester 8)A.P. 9)PPU 10)MKE 11)ATI
    12)S&B 13)CJ 14)Hornady 15)WCC 16)NPA
    17)M193 18)CBC 19)HOT SHOT 20)MAI 21)SBMC
    22)FNM 23)SADU 24)RORG
    This is only the top of the first buckett I am sure I will find alot more Gonna have a bit for trade.
  2. Miata Mike

    Miata Mike Well-Known Member

    I actually like S&B in .45acp brass for reloading. Primers are a bit snug, but not bad.

    I am close to "pulling the trigger" on buying 1000 S&B .223 and am now wondering now. I have reloaded RP, FC, LC, Hornady and others with zero issues. I too don't care about military crimps as I run them all through my Dillon Super Swage 600 first.
  3. bigedp51

    bigedp51 member

    I have two 5 gallon buckets of .223/5.56 cartridge cases with over 75% being RP or Remington. Sort your cases by head stamp and separate and load the cases you have the most of.

    Left bucket are Remington followed in 2nd place with Federal. "DO NOT" mix head stamps or brands.

  4. Miata Mike

    Miata Mike Well-Known Member

    I would not say "Do not mix head stamps", but if you have a 5 gallon pail of RP and a 5 gallon pail of FC, I would indeed load them separate especially if loading near max.
  5. medalguy

    medalguy Well-Known Member

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