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lbwar15 12-20-2012 01:47 PM

One more reloading question. Agin
 
Anyone use the .223/5.56 dies? I know the casings are not the exact same. I was thanking I would need two different die sets and that I needed to keep the brass separated. But now that I found the .223/5.56 I'm not so sure.

locutus 12-20-2012 02:41 PM

The same dies work for 5.56/,223. Unless you're a bench rest shooter and have your dies custom made.

noylj 12-21-2012 12:02 AM

Casings are used to make sausage. Cases are the same. Dies are the same.

Shade 12-21-2012 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noylj (Post 1059889)
Casings are used to make sausage. Cases are the same. Dies are the same.

LOL that was good.

Cases for .223 and 5.56 are the same, chambers are not, you can thank
the Pinheads in Nato for that.

tri70 12-22-2012 06:34 PM

Most dies are interchangeable with other brands of presses. I use Lee, Hornady and RCBS on my Lee turret press.

robocop10mm 12-24-2012 10:47 PM

Use the .223 dies. Be VERY careful to trim the brass. 5.56 brasss will almost always be way too long after one firing. I have seen a rifle blown from an untrimmed case and a warm powder charge.

lbwar15 12-24-2012 11:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robocop10mm
Use the .223 dies. Be VERY careful to trim the brass. 5.56 brasss will almost always be way too long after one firing. I have seen a rifle blown from an untrimmed case and a warm powder charge.

So I'm guessing I don't have to separate 5.56 and .223.

locutus 12-24-2012 11:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lbwar15 (Post 1064848)
So I'm guessing I don't have to separate 5.56 and .223.

Not for sport-utility-rifles rifles. For others, separate and trim the MilSpec cases back.

lbwar15 12-25-2012 12:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by locutus

Not for sport-utility-rifles rifles. For others, separate and trim the MilSpec cases back.

Well I'm In business then.

I just started the ABCs today and I've already gained a lot from it.


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