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Unread 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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    Unread 02-12-2012, 05:51 PM
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    Re: Lapua brass

    You shouldn't need to, but really why tempt fate.

    "Let glorious acts more glorious acts inspire,
    And catch from breast to breast the noble fire!
    On valour's side the odds of combat lie,
    The brave live glorious, or lamented die;" - Iliad, Book V
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    Unread 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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    Unread 02-13-2012, 12:45 PM
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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.

    -- richard
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    Unread 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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    Unread 02-14-2012, 05:31 AM
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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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    Unread 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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