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Unread 04-09-2011, 10:53 PM
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Brass question

I was given some ".338 Win" brass that is actually .30-338 WW brass. It appears to be in reasonable condition.

My question:
Do y'all feel it's worth necking back up to .338 and using it?

Moreover than the issue of it being cheap brass, I am wondering if it physically compromises the brass to stretch it back up.
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    Re: Brass question

    find someone to trade brass with, .338 win mag brass is readily available and inexpensive.

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    Re: Brass question

    Well thanks, but I could never trade off an item that I can't guarantee the condition of. I haven't tried seating a primer or anything.

    To me the options are give it away, throw it away, or use it.
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    Re: Brass question

    Anneal the necks, resize them, and use it.

    There's no such thing as inexpensive brass anymore.
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    Re: Brass question

    I have never annealed brass. Do I do it in the order stated? Anneal, then resize it?

    If I understand correctly, annealing softens work hardened brass, right?
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    Corn - Where abouts in CO are you located? I anneal and would be more than happy to anneal your brass after you neck it back up. Let me know.

    Kevin
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    Re: Brass question

    I am in C.Springs. Thanks for the offer. I reckon I had better learn to do it myself, as I have a 6mm284 and a 6.5x284 on the way. Might hit you up for a lesson....

    Am I supposed to neck up, then anneal?
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