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Should I do anything with new Lapua brass?

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Unread 12-23-2011, 01:38 PM
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Should I do anything with new Lapua brass?

I have just bought 100 pieces of Lapua 30-06 brass. Is there anything I should do before loading up some ammo. I am pretty new to reloading for optimum performance. I can't find any good books, so I joined here hoping for info. I'm not sure if I need to use it on these or not, but I purchased a Gen II FlashHole Tool w/Handle made by Sinclair.
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    Unread 12-23-2011, 01:41 PM
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    Re: Should I do anything with new Lapua brass?

    I didn't do anything to my Lapua 30.06 or 308 or 6.5x284 brass. The only thing I would do is neck turn if needed.
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    Unread 12-23-2011, 04:09 PM
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    Thanks for the info Derek. I am still acquiring equipment and I'm not decided on a tool for the neck turning yet.
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    Re: Should I do anything with new Lapua brass?

    Neck turning won't do much/anything for you if you have a typical non-custom loose neck on your chamber.

    It might shorten your brass life though IMHO.

    If you have a custom/tight neck, then you probably already know if you need to neck turn or not.

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    Re: Should I do anything with new Lapua brass?

    de-burr the flash hole, check the necks for being round visually and load it.
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    Re: Should I do anything with new Lapua brass?

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    I have just bought 100 pieces of Lapua 30-06 brass. Is there anything I should do before loading up some ammo. I am pretty new to reloading for optimum performance. I can't find any good books, so I joined here hoping for info. I'm not sure if I need to use it on these or not, but I purchased a Gen II FlashHole Tool w/Handle made by Sinclair.
    Glen Zediker has a great book on handloading "Handloading for Competition" It is available at Champions Choice, Champion's Choice - Home Page and other places if you google it. My experience with Lapua brass is that it is good to go right out of the box.
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    Re: Should I do anything with new Lapua brass?

    I agree with RDM416 on the book. It is excellent.
    But IMO, all new brass needs chamfering & deburring of the mouths.
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