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I have searched high and low for Federal brass and it's not to be found, so I came up with this. Go to Wally World, purchase Federal hunting ammo for $18 you get 20 rounds, for $36 YOU GET 40, use them for foul shots and fireform them at the same time. Now you have 40 reloadable cases. If you were to by 50 brass cases you would pay just about that much and still have to load fouling rounds. Before you say anything I have been using the same ten cases for the 11th time and have not had to full length size them for my Rem 700 .308 only neck size, and am getting 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inch groups at 500 yards. Just food for thought for those looking for Federal brass.
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This will bring tears to some eyes.
Last year I sold .223 Federal brass for $50.00 per 3 gallon bucket. It was 99.9% crimped primers, but good brass. I sorted out the non-crimped for personel use, about 5 gallon.
In case someone does not know, Federal .223 ammo loaded for Law Enforcement has crimped primers, just like military brass. The brass came from a police range when they went through qualification with M-4's. About 3 or 400 officers shooting several hundred rounds every year.
Federal brass IS softer than other brands, it does wear out quicker and primer pockets do expand quicker, even with milder loads.
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