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New primed brass ??

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Steve H, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Steve H

    Steve H Well-Known Member

    I "inherited" 1200 pcs. of .45 ACP new (unfired) primed brass. It's still in the Remington boxes. Is there a need to remove the decaping pin in my sizing die and size this? It's never been taken out of the factory boxes.
  2. dc.fireman

    dc.fireman Well-Known Member

    in short, Yes.

    Remove the pin, if you intend to resize them (best practice).

    If you don't intend to resize them (which I have done in the past), don't take the pin out.

    I used Remington Pre-primed brass for sometime, and only had a few issues in 400 rounds where I needed to resize the case - because it was slightly out of round.

    From experience though, I can tell you that you may need to expand/ bell the case mouths on them - some of them are a little tight when it comes time to seat them, and of course, by then, you've already added your powder to the case...

    Last edited: Oct 15, 2010
  3. Hondo 60

    Hondo 60 Well-Known Member

    Ya, just for ease of use I'd take the pin out & resize. Like dc said, I've had some new brass out of round too.

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