Speer 223 Brass for swap

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Dzscubie, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Well,

    I spent the day separating brass, tumbling and all that good stuff to get a bunch of 223 ready for reloading. Well, low and behold I found that about 200 (190 actually) rounds of once fired Speer brass has crimped primers. I don't have a pocket swagger so I have this brass, lubed, de-primed and re-sized ready to be swapped. Now I'm a little short on 38 brass for my cowboy action shooting so if anyone has some 38 that would like to swap for this 223 I would be really happy. If no one has any 38 but would still like the 223 let me know and I'll send it to you.

    Thanks,

    Scubie
     
  2. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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  3. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Thank you Gate, but I can get 223 brass monthly so I really don't need (or want) to take the extra time to ream primer pockets. Basically I'm lazy. :D
     
  4. TXnorton

    TXnorton New Member

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    Scubie:

    I do not ream primer pockets, but I do put a small taper on the leading edge of the pockets to remove the military crimp and to facilitate re-priming. Years ago I bought a second case chamfering tool and ground off the "wings" for chamfering the outside of the case mouths. I chuck that in my cordless drill and then lightly ream the primer pockets to put a slight bevel on the leading edge.

    You can do this by hand with your case chamfering tool as well, it just takes a few more minutes.

    My electric RCBS Case Prep Center also has a station for bevelling the leading edge of the primer pocket, but I find it faster to do it with my home made tool and drill motor.
     
  5. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    In that case................

    Send me your tired your poor,
    your humble once-fires, yearning to be free :D
     
  6. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Question: why do they do that?
     
  7. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    You want it you got it amigo :D
     
  8. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    To keep primers from possibly backing out during firing.
     
  9. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    And as luck would have it, I stopped by a local shop on the way home from this mornings uspsa match and there was a bag of 1000 38spl once fires with my name on it. Okay I wrote my name on it after I bought it :D

    How many you need brah?
     
  10. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Hey how about one for one but if that's not fair I'll take one for two? Thanks Gate I owe you one. :D
     
  11. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    PM sent............
     
  12. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Ammo anticipated to be fired in a machine gun is normally primer crimped. A dislodged primer would be very bad Ju Ju in a combat situation.

    Remember, Speer is owner by ATK, who also owns Federal. They operate the Lake City ammunition plant for the DoD. Chances are the Speer ammo was loaded on the same machines that crank out the LC ammo for the military. It is set up to apply the primer crimp so they just keep that setting.
     
  13. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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