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New brass question

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by p5200, Aug 5, 2010.

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  1. p5200

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    Should new brass be lightly deburred inside and out before using? or is that done already? or, just depending on brand? Thanks! :)
     
  2. MEHavey

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    As a rule, I fully prep (even) new/unfired brass: FL size/neck expand, uniform the primer pocket, check/trim length; and chamfer mouth. Done once, it's done.

    Since it's become a habbit over the years, I even do it on El Primo (Lapua) :neener:
     
  3. loadedround

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    I have never seen new brass from any manufacturer that didn't need inside and out side chamfering. Inside chamfering is required to seat a bullet easily for the first time, especially if you're using lead bullets and don't want to shave lead. I usually inside chamfer all once fired GI brass I acquire for my 223 and 308 rifles .
     
  4. p5200

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    I've got one of the RCBS inside/outside hand deburring tools so I will be sure to use it before pressing the bullets in the cases. Thanks for the info. :)
     
  5. Walkalong

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    Size it, trim it, chamfer & deburr it, or just load it and shoot it. I choose the former.
     
  6. joed

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    Always chamfer new brass, it is quite rough as furnished. I've had a lot of headaches trying to get it through my progressive press as it sticks to the powder drop.
     
  7. 375shooter

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    I always chamfer and debur new brass. It's easy to do and doesn't take long.
     
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    The edges are usually sharp on new casings. Inside and outside chamfer is a must.
     
  9. Grumulkin

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    The subject of prepping new brass seems to cycle through every forum related to reloading every few months. This target, like all targets I shoot with new brass, was shot using new, untrimmed, unchamfered, unsized, unscrewed around with brass.

    I'm sure it will relieve you all to know that I do resize fired brass and even trim it if needed.
     
  10. A and O

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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. That said all new brass gets the once over. Whatever it needs it gets.
     
  11. p5200

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    Wow! that is some fine shooting.
     
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