6.5 SAUM Brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by bsfl, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. bsfl

    bsfl Well-Known Member

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    I am tooling up for a pending 6.5 SAUM build and am exploring brass. I have 250 pieces of Norma 300 SAUM. My question is should I invest in the neck turning equipment to convert 300 SAUM Norma brass or try and get my hands on some Bertram 6.5 SAUM brass? Is Bertram consistent enough that I won’t need to neck turn it as well? Thanks for your collective advice.
     
  2. Plowboy85

    Plowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    I turned my 300 SAUM Norma brass because there was some inconsistencies in the necks after being swaged down. I necked my down in 3 or 4 steps to get to 0.264” then ran an expander then turned. I use the K&M tool with a slow speed drill and kaowool at the end. Can’t speak on the Bertram brass sir.
     
  3. bsfl

    bsfl Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply.