.256 Newton Brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by PApa Black, May 29, 2018.

  1. PApa Black

    PApa Black Member

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    Does anyone know where I can find some .256 Newton Brass?
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure that's going to be near impossible to find new .256 Newton brass. However, all is not lost. You would be best served (not to mention significantly cheaper) to make your own .256 Newton brass from necking-down new .270 Winchester brass. They're very close, the Newton just requires necking it down to 6.5mm, and setting the shoulder back using the proper .256 Newton full-length sizing die, and then trimming the cases to 2.450".

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  3. PApa Black

    PApa Black Member

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    Thanks Muddrunner! I'll pass it on!
     
  4. Bbear

    Bbear Well-Known Member

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    If you can find a trim die, it may make the job easier. You can also run 25-06 cases through the die and trim to length as well.