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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by tango2echo, Feb 19, 2010.

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  1. tango2echo

    tango2echo Member

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    Bought 100 pieces today from my local shop. I have used Winchester brass extensively in the past with good results. This lot measured 2.195 and longer!!! I had to trim all 100 pieces to 2.005!!! Am I being too picky, or is this much over spec acceptable? (BTW checked calipers and verified with second set.)
     
  2. Rollis R. Karvellis

    Rollis R. Karvellis Member

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    When ever I buy new brass I size and trim it all just so i know it is right from the get go.
     
  3. JDGray

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    Thats alot of trimming:eek: My Lee trimmer would have me flat wore out, after 100 cases! I've never bought new brass before, and will have to upgrade trimmers when I do:D
     
  4. tango2echo

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    I do too, but Winchester is usually pretty close to 2.015 or under in .308. If it's under I let it go. I usually have to trim 6-12 pieces per 100 the first time. I thought this lot was excessive in length as it was .180 or more over max length for the caliber.
     
  5. JDGray

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    Your lot of brass, might have missed a stage, in the manufacturing process.

    That much trimming reminds me of making 9x18mm brass out of 9mm luger brass, a royal PITA!!
     
  6. tango2echo

    tango2echo Member

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    That's kinda what I was thinking. Other than length it is in spec.

    It was a RPITA. The worst part was after I was done I remembered I still had a .308 trim die......
     
  7. Redneck with a 40

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    I buy once fired .308 brass, Winchester and Remington only. Federal brass is junk, the military stuff is a total PIA, with the de-crimping and swaging, plus reduced case capacity, no thanks. I like Remmy and Winchester brass.:)

    As far as factory ammo goes, I'd rate the Winchester over the Remmy, but I'd rate the Remmy brass over the Winchester.:)
     
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