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Stupid question?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by AWKIII, Jul 24, 2009.

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  1. AWKIII

    AWKIII Member

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    I have access to a whole bunch of lake city brass 223 blank cartridges. Can I reload these into live ammunition? If so would it be best to just shoot them and then trim them or how would you recommend going about it? This might be a silly question, but i did a quick search and I could not find a definitive answer. What would be the procces from going from a live 223 blank cartridge to reloading for live ammunition? Thank you in advance for your help, Andy
     
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  2. jackdanson

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    From all I've read it is very hard if not impossible to reload blanks.
     
  3. fireman 9731

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    Negative.

    All of the blank cases I have seen have much thinner brass that isn't designed to take the pressures of regular loads.

    You might try trimming one to spec, and weighing it to compare with a regular case and see. If they are fairly close, you might be lucky. I would be very cautious though.
     
  4. loadedround

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    Don't even consider it. Blank ammunition is made from cases that were rejected for various reasons from using in military ball ammo. The star crimps would weaken the cases even more so, assuming you could remove them. :uhoh:
     
  5. bullseye308

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    Like said above, blank brass was not good enough to be real ammo and therefore is not intended to be loaded to normal pressure. Shoot it with a BFA then recycle it to buy reloadable brass.
     
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