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Old 02-12-2012, 02:27 PM
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Lapua brass

Those who use it do you FL size your brand new brass? I do all new brass. But I have read in several places where people say you don't need too with lapua.
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Re: Lapua brass

You shouldn't need to, but really why tempt fate.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:05 PM
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Re: Lapua brass

Allways have. I just don't trust how shippers handle packages and the factory sometimes doesn't notice small dents in the mouths.
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Re: Lapua brass

Not that it needs it. But, I generally do a bunch of uniforming and brass prep with my 6.5x284 right out of the box.

With the 6br however, I just neck size, load, and shoot. I'm still building up my once-fired stockpile for sorting and uniforming. ...easiest cartridge to load that I've ever used.

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Old 02-13-2012, 08:38 PM
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Re: Lapua brass

I don't see how brand of brass would change a lot about your preps.
You can still cull by thickness variance, and/or chamfer mouths, trim to same length, set primer pocket depths, maybe turn necks or set a false shoulder.
The brass will still have to be fireformed before it's capacity settles to match or not, regardless of sizing.

I use Norma, Lapua, Winchester(reloading brass), and am completely satisfied with each of them.
I've used Bell brass from Lazzeroni & Tubb, and found it to be horrible stuff.
But it didn't change anything about my preps. I just ended up with fewer cases actually used.

While most 'could' load & shoot pretty much any brass without preps -in a generous chamber. I wouldn't dispense with basic reloading over a change in brass brand.
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Re: Lapua brass

I always expand new brass at the necks, no matter the brand. If you are neck turning, this is necessary anyhow. Otherwise, I see no need to size it. Agreed, it takes 2 or 3 loadings before it settles down.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:50 AM
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Re: Lapua brass

I bought Lapua brass for my 6.5-284 Norma but was unable to get a FL die so I purchased a Redding neck size die. I neck sized this brass 4 times before I had to FL resize it.
Outstanding brass and outstanding accuracy. JohnnyK.
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