Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

lc 308 match

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bruce1, Feb 23, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. bruce1

    bruce1 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2013
    Messages:
    18
    Location:
    asheville nc
    got 500 pcs of 308 brass marked lc match for 18 dollars a hundred today they have numbers ranging from 63 to 67 guess thats years? is this stuff any good and can i reload it for my savage model 11. and where should i start thinking of useing varget win primers and 165 gr hornady btsp bullets. thats stuff i already have. so i really would like to use it. hope i cane use it. it is really good looking stuff
     
  2. xfyrfiter

    xfyrfiter Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    726
    Location:
    NW New Mexico
    Lake City, good stuff, may have crimped primers but completely reloadable.
     
  3. Fire_Moose

    Fire_Moose Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    349
    No, sorry to tell you, they probably wont work. You can send me 100 and I will test them for you and let you know results.

    Your very welcome!

    Sent from my CZ85 Combat
     
  4. rehorne

    rehorne Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    Messages:
    164
    Location:
    Central Nawth Cakkalackie
    The LC brass is good brass. The ones that have Match stamped on th rim are probably not crimped. Varget is a good powder to load the 308 with and the 165 grs should shoot very well.

    Check your loading manuel for the starting charge, then work up from there
     
  5. thomis

    thomis Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    658
    Location:
    NC for a spell
    Yes, they are good. Yes, they have crimped primers. Yes, you can use Varget and your 165 grain BTSP's.
    The brass is likely mil spec and thicker walled, meaning you can't exactly load to max charge as you can in commercial brass. Start with the minimum charge and look for pressure signs. I've seen some of this going around lately, they are likely brass pieces that were once loaded and the bullets pulled and powder dumped. Do you see small disc powder stuck to the case walls inside some of the necks?
     
  6. USSR

    USSR Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    8,573
    Location:
    Finger Lakes Region of NY
    No, they do not have crimped primers. Lake City brass marked 'Match', 'NM', or 'LR' do not have crimped primers.

    Don
     
  7. bruce1

    bruce1 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2013
    Messages:
    18
    Location:
    asheville nc
    brass has been fired. have to process it and the primers are not crimpped
     
  8. 45lcshooter

    45lcshooter Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2012
    Messages:
    919
    Location:
    Central of the Commonwealth of PA
    18 bucks a hundred for 1960's brass. Where you get it, sign me up!!!!!!! And its match!!!! Ohhh my that's reloaders gold right there.

    Perfectly fine to reload in cases that also have a NATO numbering such as 7.62x51(308) its always better to find those cases because they can handle more pressure. Lake City is one of the best makers of brass.

    My fiend you got a steal, unless they are all dinged and dented in the thorats and necks. Which you didn't mention that so you got great buy there.

    Have fun loading and shooting.
     
  9. lightman

    lightman Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Messages:
    657
    Location:
    england,ar
    LC match brass is very good stuff! I have some from the 60's that will rival Lapua in consistency. I would start at the suggested starting load in your favorite book and work up. I would expect the max load to top out a little less than the chart in the book because your LC brass is thicker. I see no reason not to load it in your Savage, and the components that you listed are all very common choices. Good Score on the brass, Lightman
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page