Brass question

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by cornstalker, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. cornstalker

    cornstalker Well-Known Member

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    I was given some ".338 Win" brass that is actually .30-338 WW brass. It appears to be in reasonable condition.

    My question:
    Do y'all feel it's worth necking back up to .338 and using it?

    Moreover than the issue of it being cheap brass, I am wondering if it physically compromises the brass to stretch it back up.
     
  2. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    find someone to trade brass with, .338 win mag brass is readily available and inexpensive.
     
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  3. cornstalker

    cornstalker Well-Known Member

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    Well thanks, but I could never trade off an item that I can't guarantee the condition of. I haven't tried seating a primer or anything.

    To me the options are give it away, throw it away, or use it.
     
  4. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Anneal the necks, resize them, and use it.

    There's no such thing as inexpensive brass anymore.:D
     
  5. cornstalker

    cornstalker Well-Known Member

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    I have never annealed brass. Do I do it in the order stated? Anneal, then resize it?

    If I understand correctly, annealing softens work hardened brass, right?
     
  6. 358sta

    358sta Well-Known Member

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    Corn - Where abouts in CO are you located? I anneal and would be more than happy to anneal your brass after you neck it back up. Let me know.

    Kevin
     
  7. cornstalker

    cornstalker Well-Known Member

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    I am in C.Springs. Thanks for the offer. I reckon I had better learn to do it myself, as I have a 6mm284 and a 6.5x284 on the way. Might hit you up for a lesson....:)

    Am I supposed to neck up, then anneal?
     
  8. 358sta

    358sta Well-Known Member

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    Since you don't know how many times the brass you were given have been fired, I would suggest annealing them before doing anything with them. After necking them up to 338, you can anneal them again if you prefer but really wouldn't be necessary.

    Kevin
     
  9. LRHWAL

    LRHWAL Well-Known Member

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    358 STA,

    You didn't ask how many thousand he got! :D
     
  10. cornstalker

    cornstalker Well-Known Member

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    Hey!!

    I was saving that........


    :D