One more reloading question. Agin

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by lbwar15, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. lbwar15

    lbwar15 Active Member

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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.
     
  2. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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

  3. noylj

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

    Shade New Member

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    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.
     
  5. tri70

    tri70 Active Member

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    Most dies are interchangeable with other brands of presses. I use Lee, Hornady and RCBS on my Lee turret press.
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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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.
     
  7. lbwar15

    lbwar15 Active Member

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

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Not for sport-utility-rifles rifles. For others, separate and trim the MilSpec cases back.
     
  9. lbwar15

    lbwar15 Active Member

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    Well I'm In business then.

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