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Old 10-30-2010, 06:50 PM   #21
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I don't know when or if I'll start reloading. I have the brass and I thought about depriming it and selling it to make a few bucks while I'm unemployed.
OK, gotcha now.

If you wanted to throw it all in a flat rate box and mail it to me, I would happily process them for you and return them on my dime if you were so inclined. I'm pretty much in the same boat with you, but have all the equipment here already to do bulk batches and have plenty of time on my hands to fill.
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That's incredible and is extremely generous. Maybe we could do some kind of trade? Take a look at what I have, maybe you can use some of it yourself?

Let me know.
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Let me know.
The trade would be that I get to continue to read and learn from the postings of one of the staple's of the FTF community. Even if I p**s you off at some future date and time.

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I don't know when or if I'll start reloading. I have the brass and I thought about depriming it and selling it to make a few bucks while I'm unemployed.
You could just sell it without de-priming/Sizing. You won't get as much per piece.

Oh by the way, if its Rifle Brass it also needs to be trimmed to size. Bottleneck cases have a habit of streching out.

By the way I must be only 2 in a millon, I did break a decaping pin (Dam Berdan primed cartridge jumped into the mix).
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Once fired millspec brass will need a lot of work. For me it is too much to deal with so I just get Winchester or Remington brass. I run win brass in my 223 remmy and remmy 223 brass in my AR.....

If you are wanting plinking ammo then milsurp brass will fill the bill.

Na I have given up 5 or 6 decapping pins to that effing berdan primed crap. I have also given up 50 or so primers to that craptastic winNT brass with the small primer pocket on the 45acp FREEKIN DOUCHE BAGS.
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Once fired millspec brass will need a lot of work. For me it is too much to deal with so I just get Winchester or Remington brass. I run win brass in my 223 remmy and remmy 223 brass in my AR.....

If you are wanting plinking ammo then milsurp brass will fill the bill.

Na I have given up 5 or 6 decapping pins to that effing berdan primed crap. I have also given up 50 or so primers to that craptastic winNT brass with the small primer pocket on the 45acp FREEKIN DOUCHE BAGS.
I was just saying that If CA357 wanted to sell the brass, some people will buy it as is and others, who do not have the tools, want the brass all prep'd. Obviously Prep's brass gathers a higher price.

I have found that if the Berdan brass is centered correctly in the shell plate in my press, I can decap it with no problem. The Dillon decaping pins are pretty stout and will punch a hole right thru the berdan brass. The biggest issue with crimped primers is sometimes you end up punching a hole in the primer without pushing it out. Unless you fiddle with it, the brass becomes scrap.
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Isn't the Lake City brass really good stuff once you get the primer crimp out of it?
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Isn't the Lake City brass really good stuff once you get the primer crimp out of it?
Yes, it is.
I've decapped and reloaded over 2 thsd. rds. of .223 and shoots great.
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Can anyone here tell me what they think of annealing their own brass with a pencil torch after it has been reloaded several times? I have read an article in regards to brass hardening when you work it cold, and that you can get more accuracy and lifespan if you re-anneal the case necks with a torch and cold water. Any opinions or anyone ever done it?
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