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Old 02-10-2014, 08:37 AM   #1
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I came across some L.C. primed brass. I believe they are pull downs. Has anyone any experience with these? I am on backorder list fromseveral companies for new 7.62 L.C. brass. I have plenty once fired. I am try to get some new brass, but not sure about these.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:36 AM   #2
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If the head has a circle with a cross, that is NATO standard 7.62 brass. Good military brass, but when reloading, remember- it is NOT .308 brass. Head is thicker metal, meaning case capacity slightly less, Using .308 load data will give higher pressures than you expected.
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If they are pull downs you may want to size the neck.

After you fire them you will have to remove the primer crimp before you can prime them again.
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If the head has a circle with a cross, that is NATO standard 7.62 brass. Good military brass, but when reloading, remember- it is NOT .308 brass. Head is thicker metal, meaning case capacity slightly less, Using .308 load data will give higher pressures than you expected.
I am just collecting til I finish the reloading room. I saw a thread somewhere in this inner-web forum speaking of military brass and commercial brass. There was a general consensus agreeing on pressures but I do not think there was exact number for the difference in powder reduction for the Military brass. Thanks for your reply.
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Do not have pictures. Website description. New L.C. M-80 7.62 primed brass. L.C. F2 Nato headstamp. various years 500pcs 149.99. What does F2 and M-80 mean? Why would they have various years?
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M-80 is the US designation for standard 7.62 Ball ammo (like M-855 is the Green tip 5.56 ammo).

When the military decommissions ammo, they sell it to dismantlers who take the ammo apart and sell the components. Various years would be common.
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thanks for the reply. I just wanted to get some to compare to the once fired I have.
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