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.308 F-C versus R-C?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by SamTuckerMTNMAN, Nov 16, 2006.

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  1. SamTuckerMTNMAN

    SamTuckerMTNMAN Member

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    I have run into these designators for fired brass a few times. Can anyone help with what they mean (I hear the FC is 'federal cartridge', and something about it being thicker walled)? What is the difference, is one safer or better, do loads have to be altered because of the thicker brass? etc...thanks!

    ps - I did search the threads and didn't fine this question elsewhere, if it is just post link.

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  2. BsChoy

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    Federal Cartridge and Remington Cartridge...People say Federal has soft primer pockets but I use tham and have no issues...if the brass is thicker you need to reduce lloads as space decreases pressure increases. Federal seem to be avarge and handle up to published maximums fine
     
  3. sigman4rt

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    Federal is stamped F-C and Remington is stamped R-P. There is no commercial .308 stamped R-C that I know of. What you might have is 7.62x51 brass stamped R-G. That would be Radway Green. British military surplus, very nice shooting ammo, however it is Berdan primed not Boxer. Look inside the case mouth at the flash hole, if there are two holes instead ofone that's what you have. good luck. Later.
     
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    I stand corrected I forgot it was R-P thank you.
     
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    BC, I see by your toy list, you have a Remington 700LTR. I wonder, how do you like it? I addedone to the toybox about a year ago. I absolutly love it.
     
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