.223

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by moneymaker17, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. moneymaker17

    moneymaker17 New Member

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    im about to buy alot of lake city brass,
    good brass?
    just clean,unseat primmer, and clean some more and im good to reload?
    Thanks
     
  2. VitSports6

    VitSports6 New Member

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    Have you read any manuals on reloading?
    If not I would certainly suggest it.
    Lake City is good brass, But yes your thoughts are correct on reloading.
    I have had a few issues with reloading .223, I think I may have it down, But I dont have enough bullets to relaod many, My issues were crushing the neck, But Like I mentioned I m,ay have that squared away.
    Best of luck and be careful :D
     

  3. moneymaker17

    moneymaker17 New Member

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    im sorry. i have been reading for the past 3 4 weeks for about 2 hours a night. cant get enough of it!!!!!!

    primmer seating what is the deal with that? special tool??
     
  4. csaw44

    csaw44 New Member

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    For LC brass you will most likely need a primer pocket swage tool. The primers are crimped in place and the tool will open the primer pocket and it will be easier to insert the new primer. If you are crushing the neck when seating the bullet, you have the die set to far down.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i set my primers so they are slightly below flush. a higher than flush can jam a revolver solidly enough it will require a gunsmith or the round can go off before fully seated or before the revolver cylinder can line up with the forcin cone.

    a hand primer works well but i use my xl650 for priming. primer depth is a little trial and error till you get a feel for it. doesnt take long.
     
  6. wooleybooger

    wooleybooger New Member

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    lake city brass will require a primer pocket swagger or a pp crimp reamer tool to remove the crimp. otherwise you will ruin a lot of primers. i prefer the reamer because of the speed but a lot of guys prefer the swagger because it moves the brass back into the case and doesnt cut it out like the reamer
     
  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!!

    You will almost asuredly need to trim before loading the first time. Mil Spec 5.56 mm brass is a little long to begin with. After firing and resizing it will be dangerously long. An overly long case in an AR can and will cause a HUGE pressure spike. I have seen a nice Colt A-3 go Kaboom from such a reload. It was very sad indeed.