30.06 to 280rem

meatyrem

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Was wondering if it was much of a conversion at all as I have quit a bit of 30.06 brass and need more 280 brass.
is it just running the .06 through a 280 sizing die and it’s done or is there more to it? Other than shooting a fire forming it to the 280 chamber? Thanks
 

elkaholic

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Was wondering if it was much of a conversion at all as I have quit a bit of 30.06 brass and need more 280 brass.
is it just running the .06 through a 280 sizing die and it’s done or is there more to it? Other than shooting a fire forming it to the 280 chamber? Thanks
Your neck will be way short using '06 brass. The 280 is .046" longer
 

Send it 284

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Hey but at least he wouldn't have to trim for awhile 😉
Seriously though wouldn't the neck length grow a bit from sizing down to .284?
 

mmacfive

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Decades ago I necked many a 270 win up to 280 Rem. I use to fill the 270 up to the shoulder with H 4831 and jam the bullets and fire form them.

if I was desperate today 25-06, 270, 30-06 would all work for me. Hell, I’d even resize 280AI and run with it.
 
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