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Anyone know what caliber is this from?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by hometheaterman, Oct 1, 2010.

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  1. hometheaterman

    hometheaterman Member

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    So I picked up a bunch of brass at the range the other day. The only problem is, I have no idea what it goes to. I'm really thinking it's a .223 as it looks similar in size, but the headstamp doesn't say .223. It's got a LC which I assume is Lake City.

    Anyway, here are a few pictures. There are also pictures comparing it to a .243 so you can see the size difference.

    .243 Winchester brass on the left, this unknown on the right.
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    Picture of the headstamp
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    Here is a picture I thought was cool of several pieces of the brass.
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    So any idea what caliber it's from? Also is it worth anything selling it, or is it pretty much just scrap?
     
  2. noylj

    noylj Member

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    Looks like Lake City 5.54 Nato military brass
     
  3. ChristopherG

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    It's 5.56 (aka .223). The circle with the cross inside indicate it's NATO spec. By no means should you scrap it; someone will surely pay something for it.

    You're right, LC means Lake City; 06 is the year of production.
     
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    It will need to have the crimp removed from around the primer pocket before using but other than that it is great for reloading.
     
  5. hometheaterman

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    Anyone know how much 54 pieces of this stuff should be worth? I also have a decent bit of .223 I've picked up from the range. It says .223 on the head stamp. Should I try to sell it together, or would I want to sell this separate from the .223?
     
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    I agree, it's 2006 Lake City 5.56 NATO brass.
     
  7. Otto

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    $4.86 assuming that it's once fired and that includes shipping.
     
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