The 308win shoulder is larger In diameter, requiring fire forming anyway.
I used to make 7x57 brass form 3006. Was a Win M70 featherweight. Fantastic rifle. 7x57 works best w heavy bullets & slow powders.
I use 3006 brass to form 270 win. Ends up about .050 short. It works fine. Never have to trim.
I once had an 8x57 w a lot of head space (approx .025) I just formed brass from 3006 & located the shoulder to suit the chamber. Never had issues.
I dont consider a variance .010 to be a concern. As was said, likely have that much difference from one bullet to the next.
I use one to sort bulk ammo. You can pick the fliers out.
Lighter bullets & faster powders usually workout a bit better in snubbies.
I do the same thing w a 38s case. Put the front of 38s case on shoulder & measure w caliper.
I bolted one to the bumper of my service truck. Was kinda cool to load @ the range.
Yes definately get a 7x57 rifle.
Lee is kinda like harbor freight tools. Redding is like snap on. RCBS is S&K.
The crimping groove is for practical use, where you might damage the cartridge (hunting, militery,etc) for just plinking, they are not really...
Lee has some products I like very much, other products not so much. Lee is the price point tool. They are great for getting started on not much...
Chiappa is an Italian company known for price point firearms. Not familiar w that model, but the ones I've seen weren't very well made. They use...
Take the worst looking one & slice it in two laterally. For the cost of a single case, you can be sure.
I've seen one like that. Was a 7x57 that was fired in a 270. Check the bore size.
The brake on my LAR big bore (50BMG) pushes the entire 30 lb. rifle FOREWARD. Bipod leaves skid marks to prove it.
Mine were (are) both loadmasters. The priming system never wants to work correctly, often misaligned. I found it nessesary to perform sizing &...
I had 2 different lee progressives. I've never seen either of them work the way it should.
I have often used .355 dia fmj intended for 9x19. I size the case w 38s die, a partial size w a 9mm sizer, then seat & crimp w 38s die. Sometimes...
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