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243 to 7mm-08???

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Unread 09-28-2013, 05:39 PM
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243 to 7mm-08???

I'm having a 7 08 built and cant find any brass. It wont be done for a while so Im not it a hurry. I have read that I can make my 243 brass into 7mm-08. just use a good lube and run it thru a FL die. any reason I can't? I trust the opinions on this site more then others. I have also heard a 308 can be necked down also but I have a lot of 243 cases.
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    Unread 09-28-2013, 06:25 PM
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    Re: 243 to 7mm-08???

    I'd be worried about thin neck and tension issues...but I've never done it and know others have. It seems I've heard they'll step it to a 260 then the 7-08. I know it's common to neck down 308...the only issue you'll have is the case being a little short after its resized.
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    Unread 09-29-2013, 08:03 AM
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    Re: 243 to 7mm-08???

    I agree with NTH-if you shot your 243 the least bit hot or just a lot, that brass flows like crazy so your walls would have to be thinner than original. I never had any trouble getting 7-08 brass but have not tried lately. Just got 280 ackley brass recently.
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    Unread 09-29-2013, 09:17 AM
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    Re: 243 to 7mm-08???

    I can't find it anywhere. I did find lapua 308 brass tho. I'm not in a hurry anyway. My build is a year out. Hopefully the manufactures will catch up by then.
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    Unread 09-29-2013, 01:28 PM
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    Re: 243 to 7mm-08???

    If you go ahead and backorder it at Midway, I can't believe you won't get it within 3 mons. Also found stuff not available elsewhere at ballistic products.
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    Unread 09-29-2013, 03:39 PM
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    Re: 243 to 7mm-08???

    Ok. Do you know if midway charges my card now or when it ships?
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    Unread 09-29-2013, 04:37 PM
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    Re: 243 to 7mm-08???

    Not until it ships. I had a 280 ackley trim die ordered in March-reddings fault for not making and shipping to midway until Sept. I have the die and am using it but don't think I have been charged yet. Balistics does not have the brass, looked after I mentioned that to you.
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