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New Brass ?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Hummbird, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. Bbear

    Bbear Member

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    "For cheaper brass, like PPU/Privi I will run them through full length dies" <=this. I'd add in any Federal, Rem, Hornady, Winchester etc brass to this list as well. Lapua, Nosler and maybe one other brand that escapes me, I'll just neck-size them to get consistent neck tension the go.
     
  2. WelshShooter

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    Are you thinking of Norma brass?
     
  3. Bbear

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    Yup. That's the one my feeble mind wouldn't dig out of the rusty file cabinet.
     
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    I bought some Norma 30 Carbine brass about 20 years ago to use in forming 5.7mm Johnson cases. I bought it because of the reputation Norma has as a maker of reloading supplies. Biggest mistake of my reloading career. First, it was much more susceptible to tarnish and corrosion than brass from any other manufacturer I had ever encountered. Second, the cases were very soft; so soft it was difficult to properly form the case neck.
     
  5. Hummbird

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    I think i will run the new Brass threw the Dies just to be on the safe side , Thanks to all you Guys
     
  6. Grumulkin

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    I've loaded for about 40 different cartridges and thousands of rounds. The ONLY new brass I've ever needed to size before loading was for 460 S&W cartridges to be shot in a revolver; without resizing for that revolver, the bullets moved under recoil even with a good crimp. I don't size new brass to be shot in my 460 S&W Magnum Encore.

    You might need to bell new straight walled brass and I would say you obviously should check new brass for defects.
     
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