mixing brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by TBuckus, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. TBuckus

    TBuckus Well-Known Member

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    Is it ok to mix brass?

    One example is with .223 brass for an AR loaded at minimal velocity.

    The other is for an '06, .270
     
  2. Freedom2live

    Freedom2live Banned

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    Personally I would do a Bach of the same cartridges.. Mixing them can cause issues if you load powder onto different cartridges at once it may get a little confusing
     

  3. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    It's much better to sort your 'stamps to maker, especially if you are loading at anything over start charges. Case capacity changes, and will change your pressures/ velocity/ downrangs poi. For 100 yards and start charges it probably will not matter much, but much further out and it sure will.
     
  4. TBuckus

    TBuckus Well-Known Member

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    Ok. That is what I was thinking. I'm new to reloading and am trying to get things organized.
    I've been saving my brass, but noticed that some of them are just a few Feds/PMC brass then a bunch of Rems.

    So am I better off not using them? Sounds like a lot of work keeping them and working them up separate than just getting a bulk amount of the brass that a recipe calls out for?

    I should just wait for my reloading book to arrive, but I had to ask.
     
  5. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    keep em for that unforseen" hey, I've got twenty bullets left(of a box I don't really like), let's go shoot some pop cans" type of load. Brass is spendy and you may end up with more of that brass later on anyway. We kept 223 for years, then threw them away when we moved years ago. It would have saved me a couple of hundred $ keeping the brass.
     
  6. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    I sort for my bolt guns when im looking for the absolute best accuracy. Does it matter? Yes at least sometimes. When loading in bulk for my ar15s and ar10s i dont bother though.