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Match cases.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ar10, Dec 29, 2008.

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  1. ar10

    ar10 Member

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    Is there any difference at all between a match (stamped headstamp) case and just a regular case??
    For example Winchester has a regular stamped case and they also have a "match" on other cases. I know they load them differently with different bullets, powder, and primers (sometimes), but what is the difference in the case itself.
     
  2. snakeman

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    I have no idea maybe case life and density of the brass.
     
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    If memory serves me. There isn't any difference in Match or non-match brass. The factory stamps those cases "Match" so you can identify them from regular factory loadings...
     
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    That's what i thought. When I weighed two Win cases, 1 marked match and 1 without the stamp, there was hardly any difference. I had thought the match ammo would have a thicker neck at least but both were very close to the same.
     
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    Military match brass usually does not have the primer crimped in, which is nice for reloading. There are exceptions, such as a batch of TZZ .45 acp Match brass I have, with crimped in primers.
     
  6. USSR

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    Depends upon the manufacturer. In the case of Lake City M118 Match and M118LR, as previously mentioned, there is no primer crimp. Also, brass dimensions are held to tighter tolerances.

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  7. Grump

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    According to the 1960 booklet given to competitors at the Board matches at Camp Perry, the Frankford Arsenal .30-06 brass of that era also had an extra head-forming "bump" process to insure a tad more uniformity and a bit of extra work-hardening, so the cases would last longer in the reloading cycle for the marksmanship units.
     
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