223 Brass Neck Oversizing

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by jdhagen65, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. jdhagen65

    jdhagen65 New Member

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    Has anyone ever had this re-loading issue: I was reloading some Remington .223's and I had the round drop all the way through the neck and into the body of the case. I thought it was an anomally, but then it happened several more times. During prep I cleaned, de-capped, and fully sized the cases. Then I trimmed and camphered each case. It just seems as if the diameter of the case necks are too large. :confused:
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Over worked necks. The brass work hardens and loses some of its springiness. Aneal the brass necks to return them to their proper consistency. I aneal everything larger than .223. .223 is kind of short and a bit difficult to do w/o special equipment. Because .223 brass is so plentiful, I consider work hardened brass in this caliber to be disposible.
     

  3. jdhagen65

    jdhagen65 New Member

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    Thanks. I agree, .223 is plentiful and thats too much work for that much brass.
     
  4. raceroch

    raceroch New Member

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    If you buy quality Manufactured brass you should get more life out of the neck. Factory loads don't go through the annealing process like remanufactured...
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    absolutely untrue. After the drawing process, the brass is anealed. ALL new bottleneck brass is anealed. It is throroughly polished before loading. Military brass has the anealing discoloration left alone because apearence is not a factor.