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Making .270 out of 30-06 brass?

 
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:08 AM
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Re: Making .270 out of 30-06 brass?

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Simply run the 30/06 brass through the standard 270 dies with the expander ball where it
normally is in the 270 set up. All of the sizing you want is just enough to chamber in your
270, no more.

You will see a small ring at the base of the neck. (This is good) where it is still 30 caliber. this helps set the head space and minimizes brass stretch durring fire forming.

There should be no need to turn the necks unless a loaded round is less than .004 larger than the outside
of a fired round.

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Do you know if I could use this same process to form 280 brass or would I be better off just using Norma 280 brass?
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Re: Making .270 out of 30-06 brass?

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Do you know if I could use this same process to form 280 brass or would I be better off just using Norma 280 brass?

We've done 280's with the sub shoulder from '06 brass back in the day. Works fine.
As JE said,size it back just enough to get the action closed. It will make better/ longer lasting brass if you don't let it stretch a bunch to start with. I'd still use proper headstamp where possible, but if you've got hundreds of casings sitting around and want to use 'em go ahead.
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Re: Making .270 out of 30-06 brass?

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Do you know if I could use this same process to form 280 brass or would I be better off just using Norma 280 brass?
Yes it will work the same for the 280.

The 30/06 is slightly shorter than the 280 COL but it is only .044 shorter than the Max length
of the 280 and when you trim the 280 brass the required .020 or .030 you will be within .010
of the recomended Case overall length. Which means , No trimming.

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Old 01-28-2013, 11:43 PM
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Re: Making .270 out of 30-06 brass?

So you wouldn't buy some 30-06 brass to use in a 270. I was wondering about this, cause the scheels here in minot only has 30-06 brass, and hasn't had 270win ever since i have been checking.
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Re: Making .270 out of 30-06 brass?

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So you wouldn't buy some 30-06 brass to use in a 270. I was wondering about this, cause the scheels here in minot only has 30-06 brass, and hasn't had 270win ever since i have been checking.
Knock down the '06 brass and square it up, then load and shoot. Get some 270 when finally in stock. Minot scheels seems to leave a lot to be desired lately, but I only get up there a couple of X a year. With the run on for stuff, Bis. is no better.
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