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223 brass

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by kestak, Mar 31, 2010.

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  1. kestak

    kestak Member

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    Greetings,

    I am quite particular with my rifle brass. I read a few threads, but did not see a definitive answer. The LC, I can't say how many times it has been shot except when there is a primer crimp. So I discard that one after 4-5 reloads or I feel a ring inside.

    I am careful to pick up my brass, but I think I can let go some. :neener:

    After how many shots do you simply discard the brass? I am curious. I am using once fired RP and PMC. Those ones I am looking to let go simply without all the assle of re-trim chamfer and deburr. How many times could I shoot them without worrying with those "pesky" tasks in my RRA CAR-15?

    Thank you
    P.S.: I have the lingering feeling I'll get a very interesting answer from RCmodel....:what:
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    To many variables to put a number on it.
    Chamber tight or loose?
    Headspace tight or loose after resizing.
    IE: Resizing & pushing the shoulder back too much?
    How hot you load them?
    Etc., etc,.

    Myself? I stop using them when:
    I get loose primer pockets.
    I find a dreaded stretch ring inside the case.
    I lose them in the weeds.

    Not very interesting for sure, but thats all I know.

    rc
     
  3. kestak

    kestak Member

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    Greetings,

    You do the same thing than me, except I discard my LC a little bit earlier because I do not know how many times it has been shot.

    Soooooooo, I guess I am on the right path! :rolleyes:

    (I knew it.... :neener: )

    Thank you
     
  4. mongoose33

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    If the primer pocket won't hold a primer, out they go.

    I'm using the RCBS X-die. I'm up to 8 reloads on the test cases, nothing as of yet looks like it's wearing out.
     
  5. rc109a

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    I have a batch of LC using small base X-Die that have been reloaded 21 times as of today. I have not lost one due to loose primer pockets or any other defects. My PMC went away at 6. I like LC brass..
     
  6. JDGray

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    I load only LC brass myself, and don't count how many times its been loaded. The primer pocket will tell you when its time to recycle. It did have a case seperate once, but not near the base, but in the center. The gun fired as normal, but only exracted the base, the other half fell out when I shook the rifle. If it happens again, the whole lot will be tossed.
     
  7. medalguy

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    I use LC about 8 times or loose primer pocket, whichever comes first. Usually 8 reloads but I'm not loading very hot.
     
  8. Walkalong

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    Check them with a feeler of some sort and you won't have any coming apart on you. No need to guess.
     
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