Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Berger Bullets


Lapua Brass question

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 08-31-2012, 09:13 AM
Gold Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Reno, Nevada
Posts: 981
Lapua Brass question

Is see that Lapua offers 30-06 brass.............................what would happen to that brass if you ran the 06 brass into a 280 or a 6.5-06 dies? Would that ruin the performance of the brass ? That extra brass has to go some place would in change the uniformity of a wall thinkness and remove the quality of the brass?

Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 08-31-2012, 10:54 AM
    Platinum Member
    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Location: Sedalia, MO
    Posts: 1,256
    Re: Lapua Brass question


    Simple answer here; then you'd have 280 or 6,5-06 brass. Nothing magical here, just straight-forward case reforming. As with any reforming operation, you'll have to watch (that means check, and double check) your neck wall thickness, the possible development of donuts, case length after reforming . . . the usual stuff. I'd recommend using an intermediate step (at least one) for the 6,5-06, that is, necking them to 280, and then again down to 6.5. As a general rule, I prefer to neck up, rather than down. The vast majority of my own 6,5-06 cases were reformed from 25-06 brass, simply necking it up a few thou. The Lapua cases are definately a higher quality than the 25-06 cases I used as parents/donors, but hey, I was on a much tighter budget at that time.
    Kevin Thomas
    Lapua USA
    Reply With Quote

    Unread 09-01-2012, 02:33 PM
    Silver Member
    Join Date: Jan 2012
    Location: Carlsbad, NM
    Posts: 162
    Re: Lapua Brass question

    I coulda swore that both the .270 Win and .280 Rem were both .30-03 derivatives, and thus best formed from each other, and not .30-06 brass (due to the tiny difference in neck length).
    Reply With Quote
    Unread 09-01-2012, 05:47 PM
    Platinum Member
    Join Date: Jan 2008
    Location: Northeast
    Posts: 3,421
    Re: Lapua Brass question

    I reform a lot with Lapua brass, 6.5 Grndel to 6mm, and 308 to 7mm08, and have had no issues, excellent accuracy, and case life.

    "Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready"-T. Roosevelt
    Reply With Quote
    Unread 09-02-2012, 03:32 AM
    Junior Member
    Join Date: Sep 2012
    Posts: 1
    Re: Lapua Brass question

    I reform Lapua 30-06 cases into 25-06 Rem and 270 Win calibers. Case life and accuracy are both excellent. I neck turn the 25-06 cases but probably don't need to as a single pass through my 25-06 F/L die takes my necks from 0.0145 to 0.016" thick, which translates to loaded round case neck diameter of 0.289, which works perfectly in my 0.292 chamber. All you then need to do is trim to length and deburr and chamfer.
    Reply With Quote
    Unread 09-02-2012, 07:49 AM
    Gold Member
    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Location: Wolfesville, MD
    Posts: 842
    Re: Lapua Brass question

    I have done it alot and the only real issue is case length after reforming, it will be short until you fire it several times. I have even used 270 brass for the 6.5/06 but you must trim the cases before resizing as the 270 brass OAL is longer than all the others. There is a "button" you can buy to insert into a shorten case to determine your chambers exact case length which really is a must so you can trim to 5-10 thousandths shorter.
    Reply With Quote


    Thread Tools
    Display Modes

    Similar Threads for: Lapua Brass question
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Lapua Brass question texan79 Reloading 6 12-22-2010 09:53 PM
    Lapua Brass Question hunter966 Reloading 3 05-09-2009 08:40 PM
    6.5x284 Lapua brass question Cruizin Reloading 6 12-29-2008 09:15 AM
    question abour lapua brass LEFTYM77 Reloading 6 03-24-2008 11:28 AM
    Lapua Brass question dakor Long Range Hunting & Shooting 13 08-10-2004 06:48 PM

    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:40 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC