Lapua palma 308 brass to 243

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by sika uk, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. sika uk

    sika uk New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Lapua 308 PALMA brass (cases with small primer)

    I have just bought the above brass for my 308.
    I intend to neck down some of these cases for my 243. Does anybody have any experience/knowledge/information of using the above brass for a 243?
  2. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2009

    What are you hoping to accomplish by this? We do offer 243 cases and you should be able to find these without too much difficulty. There's a distinct possibility of misfires in this case if it's reformed to 243 and used with slow burning powders, used in colder temps, etc.. We're very specific in warning about this, and recommend that these cases be used for their intended purpose (LR shooting, such as the Palma course). If you do choose to reform the cases, remember to change out your decapping pin. The Palma case uses a 1.5mm (.060") flash hole instead of the normal 2.0mm (.080") pin, and will stick if used with the larger pin.