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Old April 8, 2015, 10:19 AM   #1
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Fiocchi 223 brass reloadable?

I was reading through old threads and saw that flash holes were off center in this ammo and depriming pins get broken.
I split an order of 1000 with my shooting buddy but have not shot any yet.
Is this still the case with this brass? I could care less about reloading them since the work involved hardly makes it cost saving to me, but he might be disappointed and I want to give him a heads up if this is an issue.
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Old April 8, 2015, 11:31 AM   #2
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I've reloaded it. Not sure how many....but no broken on yet. I don't think it is considered high quality. But it goes bang every time for me. Primer pockets are pretty tight.
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Old April 8, 2015, 12:09 PM   #3
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I do not have any personally and would have to look at it. That said, they have been making ammo for a long long time and would not think their ammo is inferior,

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/183...max-ammunition
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Old April 8, 2015, 03:15 PM   #4
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I've loaded a couple hundred of their brass in 223 and no issues.
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Old April 8, 2015, 04:05 PM   #5
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Never had any issue with Fiocchi in 223.
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Old April 8, 2015, 10:19 PM   #6
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Reloaded ok once I got the primers out. Some were ok some had flash holes way off center.....


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Old April 8, 2015, 11:23 PM   #7
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Use a cheap Lee Universal depriming die. If you break that depriming the brass, you're being too ham-fisted.
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Old April 8, 2015, 11:37 PM   #8
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I haven't noticed off-center flash holes.
My Fiocchi & GFL brass have been reloaded 4 or 5 times.

No problems here.
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Old April 9, 2015, 10:06 AM   #9
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I bought abunch of "Perfecta" 223 ammo from Walmart at a ridiculous price. A little research revealed it was manufactured by Fiocchi and distributed by Tulammo. It shot well, was reliable, reasonably accurate, and functioned well. It was fairly dirty though. On a whim I neck sized a few cases and tested feeding and extraction and surprisingly they worked well. I have extended this testing with the cases being run thru a Lee collet die, up to 5 loadings with no malfunctions. Accuracy of roads is on a par with Other brass sa LC. The "staked" primers are not done well and staking probably doesn't work well, but it cleaned up easily. If I can find more of the Stuff I intend to buy a bunch of it.
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Old April 9, 2015, 12:03 PM   #10
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KansasSasquatch:
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Use a cheap Lee Universal depriming die. If you break that depriming the brass, you're being too ham-fisted.
I will do just that and discard any off center trouble makers. Thanks everyone for the info. I expect a hit and miss situation depending on the lot.
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Old April 9, 2015, 03:35 PM   #11
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You may like to read about Fiocchi here in the USA.

http://fiocchi.gunsamerica.com/about/

http://fiocchi.gunsamerica.com/ammun...re-msrvarmint/
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Old April 16, 2015, 01:56 PM   #12
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I've reloaded plenty of their 300 BLK cases without a problem.
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