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Can I mix brass from different manufacturers?

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Old 05-28-2011, 03:11 PM   #11
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Default case gauge

One time I was having problems with my 45 ACP not chambering all the way. It was driving me nuts trying to figure out why. So for lack of a gauge I disassembled the pistol and used the chamber in the barrel. It finally turned out to be a crimp problem but this simple solution helped me find it. But to answer your question I agree with the othre guys mix it up as long as case lengths are the same.

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Old 05-28-2011, 04:04 PM   #12
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for plinking it don't matter to me ,but it can make a differance in target shooting.
fed brass is thicker than most so the same charge in fed brass will fill case a little more than say win brass thus increasing pressure a tad .
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:00 PM   #13
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For competition I only use Fed or Winchester brass, for all other whatever I have, except the new Speer with the small primer.
I do not sort the brass as to how many times it has been fired, I don't load anywhere near max so I don't worry about it.
All brass gets a good inspection after tumbling.
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