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.280 AI from 30-06 brass

 
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:06 PM
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.280 AI from 30-06 brass

I,m about to pick up a .280 AI and am curious if I can use once fired 30-06 brass and resize/neckdown and fireform,as I have a bunch of it on hand.Would it be worth the hassle?Thanks for any input.GRPB
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Too Short

The 30-06 case is too short IMHO to use to form 280 AI. The 280 AI is 2.525" long and the 30-06 is 2.494" long
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Not worth the hassle and too short
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I,m about to pick up a .280 AI and am curious if I can use once fired 30-06 brass and resize/neckdown and fireform,as I have a bunch of it on hand.Would it be worth the hassle?Thanks for any input.GRPB
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jwp475 and eddybo is this your opinion b/c his brass is once shot -needs resized etc..?

The reason i ask is b/c i too just received my 280AI and have bought 100pc of new lapua brass that i planned on using from the start.

What is the brass of choice for the 280AI ------? ME
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The brass of choice to make 280 AI from is the 280 remington or simply buy 280 AI brass from Nosler

Keep in mind while both the 270 and the 280 are both based on the 30-06 case, the 270 is longer than the 30-06 and the 280 is longer than the 270..
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I,m about to pick up a .280 AI and am curious if I can use once fired 30-06 brass and resize/neckdown and fireform,as I have a bunch of it on hand.Would it be worth the hassle?Thanks for any input.GRPB
I have used the .06 Lapua brass in a 270. The best thing to do is make a couple of test cases. Neck them down, fireform them, full length resized them, anneal them, then fire them again, full length resize, then measure their length.

One thing is for certain, you won't have to worry about trimming anytime soon.
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I have used the .06 Lapua brass in a 270. The best thing to do is make a couple of test cases. Neck them down, fireform them, full length resized them, anneal them, then fire them again, full length resize, then measure their length.

One thing is for certain, you won't have to worry about trimming anytime soon.
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