Sizing new brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Iron Worker, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    I've been sharply rebuked for not sizing my new brass. Who thinks I deserve it? I'm loading W-W 223 to be fired out of a AR-15.
     
  2. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    [quote I've been sharply rebuked for not sizing my new brass. [/quote]

    Rebuked? That's pretty strong. After all, it's YOUR business if you size new brass or not. Avoiding it saves a little time and it presents no hazard. It's your choice if you load bullets normally or seat them backwards and call them "boat-tail wad cutters"! Some of our web "experts" over-do their prissy pontificiating!


    That said, I size new bulk brass before I load it. Those cases come off several machines at a high rate of production so it's not truly consistant. FL sizing makes it more so and rounds/establishes the case mouths too. Sizing is cheap, we already have the tools and it doen't take long. Why not do it?
     

  3. longrange.270

    longrange.270 Well-Known Member

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    ^ Same here. Doesn't take too long. Everyones doing it!!
     
  4. kraky2

    kraky2 Well-Known Member

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    To each his own but I wouldn't be wasting my time fl sizing new brass for an ar15.
     
  5. coyotelatrans

    coyotelatrans Active Member

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    I have the opposite opinion I don't size new brass for a bolt rifle but if I owned an AR style I would for reliable feeding, unless your using some high end brass to begin with.
     
  6. kraky2

    kraky2 Well-Known Member

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    I could be lucky but I've never had a jam with virgin unsized brass in my AR or any of my 3 browning BAR autoloaders. My day is probably coming but so far so good.
     
  7. Willys46

    Willys46 Well-Known Member

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    New brass I only rin them over a expander ball to make the necks round. Some of the cases that i get in bulk have squar necks making seating bullets tough. Other than that..shot to fire form to your chamber.

    Willys
     
  8. Mark S in NM

    Mark S in NM Member

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    What Willys said.
     
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