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Forming 25-06 from Lapua 30-06

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Old 02-16-2007, 07:59 PM
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Forming 25-06 from Lapua 30-06

Just wandering if any one had any experience with this, wanting quality 25-06 cases, but lapua, norma etc. does not make it. would I be dealing with thick neck and shoulder area after forming, or should I buy a large lot of winchester cases and sort them.
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:11 PM
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Re: Forming 25-06 from Lapua 30-06

Winchester brass is the way to go. Only do it without Winchester brass only if they don't make it. Military brass seemed to brittle when sizing down and Remington's was never far from that too - .25 or .30 necked-down).
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:55 PM
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Re: Forming 25-06 from Lapua 30-06

I second .30-378

I don't have experience with the 25-06, but after necking .308 Lapua down to 7mm-08 I find that my necks are about as thick as my chamber will tolerate. I would be inclined to believe you may have to turn your case necks if going from .30-06 all the way to .25-06.

I would use Winchester brass and sort, I think you'll find the overwhelming majority of the cases tolerable after some prep work. And you may feel a little better saving $20 per 100.
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Old 02-17-2007, 05:14 AM
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Re: Forming 25-06 from Lapua 30-06

just going on my fathers experience of making cases, his opinion was i would have to turn necks, and the shoulders would be thick. thanks
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:59 AM
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Re: Forming 25-06 from Lapua 30-06

I use norma 270 cases with a redding 25-06 form and trim depending on your chamber will determine if you need to turn the necks I usually don't need to but I do just to keep them even. It really is not a difficult task. I turn with sinclairs 3000 model. I have noticed that several fellas don't care for norma brass on here but I have never had any problems at all if you like Nosler brass they make 270 as well. I feel the work is worth the effort because mine is an ackley and the case don't lengthen much. So the brass lasts a long time. I hope this helps

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Old 02-17-2007, 12:23 PM
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Re: Forming 25-06 from Lapua 30-06

Well , I guess I'll be devils advocate , I like Lapua brass and feel that after buying 200 pieces of Win brass to sort , uniform primer pockets , debure flash holes and annel case necks to end up with 100 cases equal to Lapua's seems like a lot of work and then their not going to last as long! I put a value on my time with everything I do and for me using winchester brass would cost me about $3 a case.
I have necked 30-06 Lapua brass down for a 6.5-06 and a
6mm-06 and only had to turn the necks on the 6mm-06. , I'm not saying that you won't with the 25-06 but if you do it will be very little and the only dissadvantage is that you took a little bit more time , but you cases will fit you chamber better thus improving accuracy.

Some will argue that using high quality brass in a factory gun is pointless , but I don't feel that way as I've seen a few factory rigs in the 25-06 shoot sub 1/2" consistantly. and like I mentioned before the Lapua brass last a long time.
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Old 02-17-2007, 04:31 PM
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Re: Forming 25-06 from Lapua 30-06

Am I missing something here [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] Can't you buy 25-06 cases and save yourself a lot of work [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]


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