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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.
 

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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.
 

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

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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.
 

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robocop10mm said:
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.
 
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