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NOOB question about brass...

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by insidious_calm, Aug 21, 2004.

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  1. insidious_calm

    insidious_calm Member

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    Do you have to run NEW brass through the resizer the first time, or can you just load it? Thanks.


    I.C.


    P.S. - Someone asked earlier about the new Hodgdon experimental packs. I picked up one from my dealer for $23.95. It has 4 different 4oz. bottles of powder. I got the "hunting rifle" one.
     
  2. Okiecruffler

    Okiecruffler Member

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    Well, it's nice to see someone's seen it.

    When I asked my normal dealer, he couldn't figure out why someone would only want 4oz of powder, just kept repeating, "But you couldn't load very many shells with just 4oz.":banghead:

    As far as new brass, I always size, trim and chamfer, you'd be surprised at how out of spec that stuff can be.
     
  3. Jaywalker

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    I think the answer for a newby is, you probably should do it, but you don't really have to. I do chamfer both inside and outside the necks to remove production burrs, though. With Lapua brass (higher quality/price), I don't bother doing even that - just load and shoot.

    Jaywalker
     
  4. cracked butt

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    Absolutely. Nothing worse than priming and charging brass only to find that half of your case necks are dented, out of round, or too small to allow a bullet to seat. Ask me how I know.:(
     
  5. Okiecruffler

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    I'll bet you learned that the same way I did. That's after I primed 100 Winchester 223 cases.
     
  6. stans

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    Always resize new brass.
     
  7. Phattitude

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    I always resize, trim etc followed by a run through my polisher, dunno why I polish new brass but its a habbit and it cant hurt.
     
  8. ojibweindian

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    I always resize and trim new rifle brass.
     
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