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Do you need to size brand new cases?

 
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:23 PM
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Do you need to size brand new cases?

Do I need to size brand new Remington cases straight out of the bag?

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Old 09-10-2013, 03:52 PM
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Re: Do you need to size brand new cases?

yes,
unless you trust the guy that inspected/bagged/shipped 'em.
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:04 PM
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Re: Do you need to size brand new cases?

Not if they hold bullets & fit in the chamber.
You should still prep them though. At least trimming if needed, put a chamfer to mouths before seating, etc.
1st firing is 1st fire-forming brass to your chamber
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:53 PM
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Re: Do you need to size brand new cases?

You don't need to FL size them, but I always run new brass through a neck die to ensure the case mouths are round and true. If you don't have a neck die, you can still use a FL die to accomplish the same thing, just leave the die out of the press 2-3 full turns from contact with the shell holder.
A good chamfer also helps on the inside of the case mouth.

Good shooting!

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Old 09-10-2013, 08:09 PM
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Re: Do you need to size brand new cases?

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You don't need to FL size them, but I always run new brass through a neck die to ensure the case mouths are round and true. If you don't have a neck die, you can still use a FL die to accomplish the same thing, just leave the die out of the press 2-3 full turns from contact with the shell holder.
A good chamfer also helps on the inside of the case mouth.

Good shooting!

Cheers.

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I Go one step further, After I size them, I trim them to length and turn the outside of the necks
just enough to clean them up and then weight sort them to look for culls.

This lets me start with "Good" brass and makes working up loads easier, saving time and components. It also assures good fire forming to my chamber and for 4 or 5 loads I don't have to
do anything to my brass

Just the way I do it.

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Old 09-10-2013, 09:11 PM
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Re: Do you need to size brand new cases?

I've even gotten cases with dinged up necks from Lapua. I imagine that with visible damage to necks (presumably from bouncing around during shipping/handling) that there is invisible neck deformation at times. Sizing should eliminate this.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:18 PM
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Re: Do you need to size brand new cases?

I always do just to make sure I have no case mouths out of round then I trim them all to length. One time while doing this I noticed one case went into my .243 die too easily. Turns out there was a 7mm-08 case in a bag of .243 brass.
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