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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ronpink2, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. ronpink2

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    Got a 1000 rounds of 223 brass from a company in Kansas called R3 Brass. It’s once fired military. The ones I have measured are under 1.740...3 thousands or so. All my manuals say a 223 case should be 1.750. I full length sized a few and they come out at 1.740. Is this too short? Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. Dudedog
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    Shouldn't be an issue IMO.
    Load, shoot, repeat
     
  3. bds

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    1.750" is the trim length.

    As you load and fire the brass, they will get longer.
     
  4. mstreddy

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    Some 223/5.56 cases run short. I've encountered the 1.74" in some Federal cases. I've loaded some, no issues.
     
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  6. Iron Sight

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    Measure the Brass after you resize it.
     
  7. jeeptim

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    Load shoot repeat .
    As long as the bullet is near about the lands your fine.
    Only issue you may have depending on your crimp method if any.
     
  8. fotheringill

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    The max length is so it fits into a magazine.

    Short is ok. Have a thousand blasts !
     
  9. higgite

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    Manuals usually give a “trim-to” length of 1.750”. If it’s any comfort, the SAAMI spec for 223 Rem brass is actually 1.760-.030, so you’re way inside that range. Like others have said, load’em and shoot’em.
     
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