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Old 11-19-2013, 01:59 PM
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Used Brass..., New Rifle

I'm having my Rem 700 .308 trued and rebarreled back into .308. The old brass is Lapua and loaded 5 times. Is it prudent to full length size the brass and start using it in the new chamber or should I start with new brass?
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:26 PM
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Re: Used Brass..., New Rifle

fl size, trim and let fly. The brass will form to your knew chamber
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:28 PM
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Re: Used Brass..., New Rifle

If the used brass is in good shape then use it.
In my opinion new chamber/barrel then yes full
length resize brass.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:12 PM
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Re: Used Brass..., New Rifle

Full length size and go for it. I have seen where a tighter chamber near the case head will not chamber brass previously fired in another, looser rifle. When i have seen this it cant be sized out (too thick in the webbing). I think this is fairly rare, but if you struggle to chamber in your new rig this is probably why.

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Old 11-19-2013, 08:31 PM
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Re: Used Brass..., New Rifle

Fine tune the FL die so that you don't bump the shoulder any more than needed...
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:40 PM
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Re: Used Brass..., New Rifle

Shouldn't 5x fired brass be annealed, or was it already done?
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:47 PM
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Re: Used Brass..., New Rifle

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Shouldn't 5x fired brass be annealed, or was it already done?
Yes I annealed these after 3 firings.
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