Brass Prep????

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by elkstalker300, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. elkstalker300

    elkstalker300 Well-Known Member

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    Went to Cabelas & Sportsman Warehouse over the weekend and bought 100 Rem brass and 50 Nosler Custom brass. The Nosler says its ready to load, the question is about the Remington brass. Does it have to be sized or is it ready to load also??? brass is for 300rum /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. linksmechanic

    linksmechanic Well-Known Member

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    Needs to be fl sized necks trimmed and deburred. I know it's bummer but that's the way it its. I bought some recently and they were 5.0700" long.
     

  3. CAM

    CAM Well-Known Member

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    I bought some recently and they were 5.0700" long.

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    You'll need a long action for those!!

    CAM
     
  4. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    you can normally load them but they wont be the most consistant in the word with screwed necks. as long as you use a boat tail bullet it will normally seat and push the dents out of the necks.
     
  5. philny1

    philny1 Well-Known Member

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    I first run them over the expander plug, some are usually real sad lookin' doesn't take to long to do a bag of 50. Get that neck round again. Then use a VLD chamfer and deburr the flash hole.
     
  6. Big_Tex22

    Big_Tex22 Active Member

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    I just got 100 300 RUM brass in rem also. Pretty excited as I don't even have the gun parts and all put together yet. One day.

    But here's what I was going to do to the Rem, if I go with Nosler would I be wasting by time to do the same thing?
    FL resize/with expander ball
    trim/chamfer
    debur flash hole
    square primer pocket
    turn necks-
    sort by weight since shouldent they all be identical now as far as external dimensions?

    new to turning necks, tell me if I'm wrong but I'm going to check necks with a ball micrometer, find the thinnest(?) spots average on all the brass, and turn the necks to that thickness. How far should I get into the shoulder to prevent a donut after firing?

    Nosler brass sure does sound expensive, but would it be out of the box as consistent as the Rem brass after all that I listed above?
     
  7. elkstalker300

    elkstalker300 Well-Known Member

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    That Nosler brass sure is pretty but after I have FL resized, polished in the vib tumbler,and trimmed and deburred the necks the remington isnt bad lookin either. As for time thats one reason I took up reloading is to do something I like. Its also pretty neat to shoot those groups that a dime can cover all shots /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif So now I have 100 rnds (Rem) ready to load and 50 (Nosler) that I havent even touched and they are ready to load also. I got the Nosler to see if they last longer than the Rem. but with having 4 loads thru the rem and no bad signs yet, it maybe awhile before I get to the Noslers