should I resize me Lapua brass?

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  1. bigsal5353

    bigsal5353 Well-Known Member

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    I just got some new Lapua .308 for my new gas gun.. I normally dont shoot this high quality brass so I always resize new brass, Do I need run lapua brass through a die or can I start reloading it?
     
  2. Jinx-)

    Jinx-) Well-Known Member

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    I would neck size it, because you'll find some of you brass got deformed during shipping, its usually not bad but I would rather have them uniformed, I also turn them, for the same reason... That's just me, usually you don't have to...
     

  3. bigsal5353

    bigsal5353 Well-Known Member

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    title should say: should I resize NEW lapua brass? sorry and thanks
     
  4. royinidaho

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    No experience with Lapua brass. And that's a sad thing!!!!

    I would look at the case mouths to see if chamfering would be in order. This is necessary with all Rem/Win offerings I have used.

    If nothing is necessary and case mouths are uniform, I'd proceed to load and shoot.
     
  5. JeffVN

    JeffVN Well-Known Member

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    Yes you should size them. You may not do so, but I use an expander then size them to get my standard neck tension. Lots of folks dont feel the need to uniform the primer pockets, but I do, as well as the standard brass prep of chamfer and debur the brass.

    Jeffvn
     
  6. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    Goodness. Me doubts it will make a bit of difference. ?? :rolleyes:
     
  7. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Neck size to assure uniform neck tension.

    Uniform primer pockets and flash holes.

    Load 'em and shoot 'em
     
  8. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    If you dont size the necks, you will be ASSUMING they are gtg. I always neck size new brass just to be sure, no matter what the quality. I also wait until the first firing and resizing to trim to length.
     
  9. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    I'll reply with a question. Just exactly what weapon are you shooting, then you can get more detailed responses.