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  1. Shorter Case length okay?

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    All the loading data that I have for 223 it says that the case length should be 1.760'' however all the brass that I was given is between 1.7500'' to 1.7560''. Is this okay to use? If I trim my brass to 1.750" would that still be safe to use as my reload or is all my brass trash? Thanks.
  2. Help to identify

    Handguns
    Couple things fellows first of all thank you if you're reading this thread and I'll be quick I need help in figuring out what these things are if they were once real or I don't know man the the firing mechanism works but it feels like it could be a wall hanging or something point is I don't...
  3. Norma Brass??

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    Hey guys, I found a good amount of Norma Brass for sale in a few different calibers I seem to be getting about 4-6 reloads with Norma, vs any other brand. Anyone else finding the same results? Would like to get your opinion on it.
  4. Brand New Norma Brass - FOUND!

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    Just wanted to spread the word! Found a good amount of brand new Norma brass with a couple caliber options for those in need! I'm not sure about you guys but I seem to get twice the amount of life with Norma as I do with any other brand. Usually 4-6 reloads! http://www.extremestore.us/brass/
  5. 6 BR Short Brass

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    Need some one that is willing to makre up 20 pieces6 br X .100 shot BR new cases for me to get started into BR. Thanks in advance for looking and help. Dry Shot Alm Thanls
  6. Range Etiquette: Picking Up Brass Question

    Shooting matches, gun shows, and ranges
    Indoor range. Rule is you are expected to clean up your brass behind the firing line. To give you an idea how they are set up for brass collection: There are 3-4 small brooms with dust catchers all long enough to collect brass standing up. (Personally, I think the brooms don't work well on...
  7. Herter's brass

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I recently bought a box of Herter's .243 ammo at Cabellas. The idea was to shoot them and then reload. I do this with other brands on a regular basis. They shot fine but where I went to reload them I found the brass had lengthen quite a bit and I had to really open up the primer pockets...
  8. Resizing Brass

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I was just wondering how often, if at all, I should fully resize my brass? I've got about 150 or so shells in rotation and they've been fired 5-6 times. I was in AZ this past weekend and a friend of mine gave some once fired brass so I went through all that brass and resized it. It got me to...
  9. Factory New Brass

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I was curious as to what most do with new brass. Do you... 1. Load as is 2. Run expander ball over necks 3. Run brass through Lee Collet Die 4. Run brass thought neck size die 5. Run brass through FL die. 6. Other
  10. brass brass brass

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    aI consider myself an intermediate level reloader. Can someone please confirm the importance of sorting brass and loading accordingly for maximum accuracy? I was shooting my .308 out to 300 yards with same bullet, seating depth, and charge and primer. The only thing that was not consistent...
  11. Reloading dies for Ar-15

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I bought an AR-15 and am in the market for dies. I just want some opinions on whether to by small base dies or just the regular full length dies. How many loads can I expect out of brass when sizing with small base dies as opposed to full length and is it necessary to use a small base die?
  12. Reloaded Brass Not Ejecting, need some help

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    Started back reloading after 20 years and I'm missing something here. My Mini 14 6.8mm shoots fine all day long with factory ammo and factory new brass I reloaded but brass that has been previously shot through the rifle before reloading often doesn't eject or stovepipes (about 1 shot in 3...
  13. Old Primer Box

    Muzzleloaders
    I was wondering if anyone, familiar with antique firearms, might recognize and be able to tell me something about this primer box. It is thin brass, compression fitting top and is quite worn. I found this in my grandfathers things after he passed. He had some items from his grandfather who was...
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