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308 to 243

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by YankeeClipper, Jan 1, 2008.

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  1. YankeeClipper

    YankeeClipper Member

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    In the past I have used 308 brass for my 243 and necked it down with little problem. It has been a lot of years. As best as I can recall the only difference is I am using spray lub this time. I got one done but with a lot of effort and stuck it in the die twice. an suggestions?
     
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  3. Shoney

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    rigmech said it all.

    But if you must, make sure you have "cleaned and polished" the brass, then use Imperial Sizing Die Wax.
     
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    You can also try annealing the brass before trying to size it also.
     
  5. YankeeClipper

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    Beings we are throwing out Ideas: I could just buy a .308 ?
     
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    Trading is a good idea also: But in reality don't you think buying a 308 is a better idea?
     
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    Lets see:

    Buy 243, clean, trim, load - - done.

    Buy 308, clean. lube generously and thouroughly, S____I____Z____E____UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH THAT SUCKER, inspect, trim, load, reject X%.

    Oh yea!!!!!!!
    The answer is HELL NO!
     
  8. uk roe hunter

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    i have just has right drama sizing 308 down to 7mm 08. neck turning and all sorts of things!!!!

    steve
     
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    Perhaps the fact that your trouble started after changing case lubes may indicate that the new lube is less than satifactory?
     
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    Hi Yankee Clipper...

    I would just get some regular .243 brass and be done with it. I suspect the performance of you loads will improve a bit if you do.

    No, I would advise against getting a .308. Not that you asked, but my "2 cents" is that there are far too many calibers that are far better-suited for all North America hunting and North American hunters than the .308. For that matter, I think the 30/30 is the only .30 caliber worth owning in North America.

    :cool:
     
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