Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bbqreloader, Feb 26, 2018.
Starting to reload for Garand.
So, long story, he decided to give me the entire batch. It's all boxer primed and I've already ran them through the annealer. I know I will need to watch closely and will be checking with the paper clip method after each sizing.
Some of my 308 and 223 brass was MG fired as well. Those came from Uncle Sam and were fired in M240's, M249s and M4s.
For 30-06 machineguns you might not even see that. My 1919 links stop at the shoulder and they are pulled out of the link, not pushed through.
When you size it there will also be an abnormally large amount of brass that need to be trimmed to get it back to a usable case length.
Yes it is hard to size and one pass through the FL die does not give a consistent shoulder location. I lower the ram and spin the case 1/2 turn and then give it another sizing stroke. This provides accurate sizing.
Most of these cases are reformed to 8X57 and to 7.65 Mauser.
I have never seen any indication of case stretching or separation.
@1KPerDay ) but this was a question that came up, so thought I would use it to learn something new.
Affirmative... but surely someone has manufactured a push-through design in .30-06. Where the OP has gotten brass from some sort of prototype or custom MG is beyond me, but...
See attached photo of brass.
The bend line is straight and is not easily visible.
Zoom the photo to maximum and you can spot the bend on some of the rims.
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