Used Brass..., New Rifle

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by scsims, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. scsims

    scsims Well-Known Member

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    I'm having my Rem 700 .308 trued and rebarreled back into .308. The old brass is Lapua and loaded 5 times. Is it prudent to full length size the brass and start using it in the new chamber or should I start with new brass?
     
  2. g0rd0

    g0rd0 Well-Known Member

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    fl size, trim and let fly. The brass will form to your knew chamber
     

  3. 375fan

    375fan Well-Known Member

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    If the used brass is in good shape then use it.
    In my opinion new chamber/barrel then yes full
    length resize brass.
     
  4. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    Full length size and go for it. I have seen where a tighter chamber near the case head will not chamber brass previously fired in another, looser rifle. When i have seen this it cant be sized out (too thick in the webbing). I think this is fairly rare, but if you struggle to chamber in your new rig this is probably why.

    Brandon
     
  5. westcliffe01

    westcliffe01 Well-Known Member

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    Fine tune the FL die so that you don't bump the shoulder any more than needed...
     
  6. bill123

    bill123 Well-Known Member

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    Shouldn't 5x fired brass be annealed, or was it already done?
     
  7. scsims

    scsims Well-Known Member

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    Yes I annealed these after 3 firings.
     
  8. bill123

    bill123 Well-Known Member

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    Great. Just checking.