Reloading Custom Lite Brass

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  1. hillsboro

    hillsboro Member

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    Thought I had done my grandson a favor buying him Hornady Custom Lite ( 308 ) and would be able to reload when he was ready to move up. However, CCI 200 and Federal 210 primers do not fit the primer pocket. Is this normal? Thanks.
     
  2. Frog4aday

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    I'm at a loss. Their specifications for the ammo show it as being 'boxer' primed and 'reloadable'. Did they crimp the primer pocket, perhaps? If you could get a picture of the bottom of a case, it would help us. Thanks.
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  3. fabricator21

    fabricator21 Well-Known Member

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    I've ran across quite a bit of crimped hornady 308 brass
     
  4. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    Swage the primer pocket and see if that works.
     
  5. hillsboro

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  6. Frog4aday

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    Thanks for the pics. Yep, primer pocket has been "crimped" which is why you can't get a fresh primer in there. Frustrating. You need this tool to remove the crimp:
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  7. hillsboro

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    Hope this works, from top to bottom; full factory, fired and deprimed. The Hornady primer mics at .2085; CCI @ primer at .2105 & Fed @ .2100. Swage vs pocket reamer?
     
  8. hillsboro

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    Thanks a bunch, just never had this happen before. Many Thanks.
     
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  10. Frog4aday

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    Swage or ream - both are fine. Both work. Whatever is cheapest/easiest for you.
     
  11. Warbird2006

    Warbird2006 Well-Known Member

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    Hornady brass from factory ammo is scrap, get yourself Norma, or even cheaper Starline brass will save you lots of frustration
     
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  12. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    I have never had any Hornady brass that was good. I stay far away from anything stamped 'Hornady'. Just my opinion through my experience.
     
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  13. Poppadoer

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    I've acquired some hornady brass and have to use primer tool on them before my Remington primers will fit.I'm not against using hornady but had rather use other brands.Each to his own.
     
  14. tmmcampbell

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    I’ve never used any hornady brass until I bought a creedmoore. I have 8-10 loading on 6.5 hornady brass without any problems.

    Using 44.4 grains of H4350 and 140 gr Bergers.