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FC .308 brass

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Joe's, Nov 18, 2011.

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  1. Joe's

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    Today I was given 40 pieces of FC (Federal) .308 brass. 20 had a headstamp marked FC 7.62-M1A. The other 20 had a headstamp marked with FC ME .308. Why the different headstamps?
    Normal Federal .308 are just stamped .308 WIN.

    Thanks for your help
    Joe's
     
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    The brass marked FC 7.62-M1A is the stuff Federal is loading for the M1A's. The other stuff maybe for the Marlin 308 Express.
     
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    Thanks for the reply dodge. Is it safe to reload these for the .308 WIN? I took some measurments and they seem to be close enough.
    Anybody else please feel free to chime in.

    Thanks,
    Joe's
     
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    The ones for the M1A is fine for reloading for a 308 Win. The other ones should have a larger rim on them so they work better in a Marlin lever gun not for a bolt action.
     
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