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LC69 30-06 brass?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by BsChoy, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. BsChoy

    BsChoy Well-Known Member

    I noticed GI Brass has this for 15.00 per 100 and was interested in picking some up. Hows the overall quality of LC as compared to new winchester or federal??
  2. cdrt

    cdrt Well-Known Member

    It will be slightly thicker, so you'll have to adjust your starting load down a bit. And unless it's Match brass, you'll have to decrimp the primer pockets. I have a bunch of LC72 through LC90 .308 brass and it's great.
  3. USSR

    USSR Well-Known Member


    While it's not the quality of Winchester or Federal ('69 was near the end of production), the brass is much tougher and will last longer. If this brass is meant for your Garand, go for it. For your M700, you would be better served by higher quality commercial brass.

  4. DaveInFloweryBranchGA

    DaveInFloweryBranchGA Well-Known Member

    I have a small ton of that brass I've used over the years. I've been very happy with it. It's good quality and if prepped correctly, it lasts a long time and can be reloaded to a very accurate standard.

    I have a highly tuned M1 Garand done by Hook Boutin (formerly of the 1950's Army Marksmanship Unit) and I often got 1" groups using that brass, Winchester primers, IMR4895 and 175 grain match bullets.


  5. BsChoy

    BsChoy Well-Known Member

    Thanks Don, thats why i save the HXP brass from for my Garand that i bought from cmp...thanks for the input guys
  6. rg1

    rg1 Well-Known Member

    The 30-06 unfired pulled down brass is a little dinged up but it's good reloadable brass. It's not pretty but it's ok for the money.
  7. Slamfire

    Slamfire Well-Known Member

    I probably have a five gallon bucket of the stuff. That bucket holds a thousand happy memories, one bullet at a time :D

    LC69 has crimped primers and you will find the occasional offset primer hold. I recommend decapping with a Lee decapper. I have busted Bonanza firing pins on LC69 brass, Bonanaza firing pins are delicate, and the offset primer holes did not help.

    Once de primed, decrimped, sized, trimmed, beveled, primed, and loaded, you will find LC69 brass to be very good brass. I have shot many good groups with the stuff.

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