Should I buy this brass?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by buckbrush, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. buckbrush

    buckbrush Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    I have an opportunity to buy some 1x fired 338 Lapua brass (Lapua headstamp) for about half of what it costs new. The brass was fired in a custom gun. I have been bitten twice now by buying 1x fired brass and using it in a custom gun only to have it not fit in the chamber even after full length sizing. It has not been Lapua quality brass though. Any thoughts on this? Should I run or is there a better chance of this brass fitting in my custom Lapua after full length sizing?

  2. sauerball

    sauerball New Member

    Nov 8, 2010
    If you are full length resizing and the brass does not fit, I would think A: the sizing die is not correct, or B: the chamber is not correct to what you think it is. Are you trying the brass before loading or after? I would make sure the brass fits before loading. Maybe OAL is incorrect for your rifle. All things to check.