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Resize new brass?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by BGD, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. Steve C

    Steve C Well-Known Member

    The only thing I do with pistol new brass that's not dented is to chamfer the case mouth. Many years ago I ran a few in the sizing die and found that it wasn't being sized anyway so why bother? Never had a problem with lack of bullet retention using new brass that wasn't sized, even with the thinner Remington.

    Run a few in your sizing die and make up your own mind.
  2. Xelera

    Xelera Well-Known Member

    I will add in, that if you are using new Lapua brass, it is generally of such high quality that it is ready to go as-is. I have no experience with Nosler, but some say the same about it. All other rifle brass brands, I FL size before using.
  3. dmazur

    dmazur Well-Known Member

    Yes, indeed.

    Nosler brass - Wonderful stuff. Why touch it?
    Winchester brass - Less charitable observations, better not elaborated here.
  4. TheCracker

    TheCracker Well-Known Member

    With lapua I've never had the need to resize. The few that had dented mouths got ran over a lee collet neck sizer. No problem at all with the few hundred Ive bought new not fl sizing. I've never ha any that needed trimming either.

    With cheaper brass like rem or Winchester I would go ahead and FL size it. Sometimes it comes pretty jacked up and needing a trim also.
  5. blarby

    blarby Well-Known Member


    I trust me over a machine anyday. Especially one running at the capacities of todays demand. I got a bag of NP 40 S/W yesterday that was........ returned.
  6. BGD

    BGD Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all your input. Nothing better than learning from people with more experience than me. You guys are great:)

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