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Berdan primed 30 06 brass

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by littlerichard, Jan 18, 2014.

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  1. littlerichard

    littlerichard Member

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    Anyone buying this stuff to reload? Have about 20lbs or AMA(danish) which is quality brass I hate to scrap.
     
  2. Ifishsum

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    I've used pulldown 7.62 Nato brass that was berdan primed, just to shoot once and scrap. Works just fine, if the price is right. But if it is fired brass, I'd have no interest in trying to reload it when there seems to be plenty of Boxer primed brass to be had.
     
  3. ClarkEMyers

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    I'd be interested IF I had a source for the primers - I have an older tool for decapping by blasting the old primer out from inside with a new Boxer primer which works well enough BUT I can't buy Berdan primers and I doubt anybody else finds it easy so........ not worth the hassle for a common cartridge as easy to find in Boxer as anything is in these days of shortages. Too bad.
     
  4. TonyT

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    I doubt it as is a real pain in the neck to reload and there is a plentiful supply of Boxer primed brass. Toss it in with your scrap brass and when you accunulate a significant quantity sell it at your local scrap yard.
    In the early 1960's I reloaded Berdan primed 8x68S brass before the Boxer prmed brass became available. I would never do it again.
     
  5. gamestalker

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    I did it once just to do it, and decided from that experience to not mess with it again.

    GS
     
  6. tyeo098

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    Send it to me! :p
     
  7. deepskyridge

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    I have been reloading berdan stuff for a while, Powder Valley has the primers.

    I use the RCBS tool to deprime the cases. It works pretty good, you just have to practice using it for a while. I prime the cases with an old Lyman hand primer I have.

    Good Luck
    Gary
     
  8. Jim Watson

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    Wow, Clark!
    I did not know there was still a Power Punch in captivity.
    (I also recall the Hydro Punch and the nameless gadget with two tiny little decapping pins you could thread through the Berdan flash holes. England used to have a reloading tool industry, small but innovative.)
     
  9. plmitch

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    I do reload several calibers using berdan brass, not .30-06 so much, but it is easy. Always looking for it cheap though, granddaughter makes keychains and wind chimes with them.
     
  10. howlnmad

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    Berdan primers can be found at Grafs and Powder Valley.

    If I had the brass and it was deprimed, I'd load it up again.
     
  11. Swampman

    Swampman Old Fart

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    littlerichard,
    PM sent.
    Swampman
     
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