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can it be done?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by HEAVY METAL 1, Sep 16, 2012.

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  1. HEAVY METAL 1

    HEAVY METAL 1 Member

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    I ppicked up some 1x fired 280 Remington brass...is it easily converted to 6.5x55, 8x57 or 30-06? I don't want to waste my time so i am seeking the wise council of the membership:)
     
  2. NeuseRvrRat

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    you'd make out better by trading it for brass you need.
     
  3. FROGO207

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    I would have to agree with that.^^^ Also you would have correct head stamped brass if you traded. You know reforming brass can be time consuming and usually not worth it for commonly available brass. I would even prefer to use 30-06 brass to make 8X57 rather than the 280 Rem brass if I had the choice.
     
  4. Mule

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    280 to 30-06 is just size and trim. I like a fire forming plinking load befor building hunting ammo with it. I have reworked .270, .280 and .25-06 range pickup into 30-06 with no problems.

    Because of headstamp issues mentioned above, I stopped when my son purchased a 270. The possibility of ammo mix up is too great.
     
  5. NeuseRvrRat

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    sizing these up to .30-06 gives you a 1:1 ratio. since .30-06 is more plentiful, i would think that you could get a better ratio by trading for .30-06.

    i pick up some -06 almost every time i go to the range. .270 is also a fairly common find, but i've never found any .280 or .25-06.
     
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    I'd have to agree.. it's readily available stuff..
     
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    For readily available brass, it's a LOT of work, has the wrong headstamp, etc, etc.

    The only caliber I reform is .223 into 7.62x25.
    You just don't find reloadable 7.62x25 brass layin' around
     
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    To me it doesn't make sense to reform something relatively rare into something relatively common. Just trade it with a .280 loader.
     
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    I'm in the "trade it" camp, you will make out better that way since .280 brass is much more rare than 30-06 brass is...
     
  10. HEAVY METAL 1

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    OK, thanks.
     
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    Put a thread up on the Trading Post and I'm sure you will get a bite. Don't forget to follow all the rules listed on the top of the forum.
    http://www.thehighroad.org/forumdisplay.php?f=50
     
  12. Otis is DaMan

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    Hey !!!

    Wow !!

    Don't do this with the 6.5x55.

    The 6.5x55 case is .476 to .480" at the case head or so and the 30-06/.308 or 8x57 family cases are .470. Do you see the problem here ??

    Edit: I note you are seeking the wise >>>>>

    I would read any reloading manual first.
     
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