Buying and Shooting Ammo for the Brass

Pdyson

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I’ve done it a few times before. Couple times because I didn’t have the dies yet and I could not wait to go shoot the rifle. A couple times because I wanted to see how my new PRS rifle shot premium target ammo…to give me a accuracy mark to beat with my reloads. Oh and also I wanted to find a good target bullet
To start with too. Lastly a couple years ago I bought a new Browning 300wm long range from Gun Broker and my insurance agent/FFL said he had 10 boxes of Remington 180gr he’d sell me for $15 a box. I couldn’t pass it up. I shot two boxes of it, but my gun didn’t like it. I pulled the bullets and reloaded the rest.
In every case above I did eventually buy quality brass from Lapua or Peterson. The difference is worth the cost. No more culling and sorting brass.
I know It’s hard to find any brass these days so I would not hesitate to buy and reload factory Ammo again until my preferred brass became available.
 

blinks711

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Yep, done it plenty of times when availability is lean or find people getting out of calibers and selling off their ammo. Try to stay within brands I reload and keep it quality.
 

Triple BB

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How much shotgun powder will you use for that? I have some 308 Lapua brass that I will fire form with COW for my first time ever. I remember reading about one load of 15 grs of shotgun powder. What say you?

I recently created a thread regarding fire forming on this site. Lots of good info was posted. I did my fire forming this weekend on 300 RUM brass using 16 grains of Universal with CoW and a small cap using Ivory bar soap. Worked great.
 

MagnumManiac

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I don’t always buy ammo for the brass.
I have 50 boxes of Winchester white/yellow box 222 Remington 50g Spire Points for the Zombie Apocalypse! They cost me $5 a box, bought 20 boxes of Winchester white/yellow box 257 Roberts 100g Spire Points at the same auction for $5 a box.
There was more, but it was split into different lots. Also have 10 boxes of Norma 22-250 50 SP that I found at a deceased estate sale, the lot cost me $40.
The list goes on.
I’m always on the lookout for a bargain when it comes to ammo/brass/powder.

Cheers.
 
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