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#5402255 - 11/06/14 06:46 AM Anyone else pull down factory rounds to reload to your specs?
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Just curious if I was the only one that did this?

I don't do it very much, but I have done it, mostly on 7.62x54 factory ammo.
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#5402293 - 11/06/14 07:22 AM Re: Anyone else pull down factory rounds to reload to your specs? [Re: possom813]
dee Offline
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I typically just load my own from the start.
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#5402335 - 11/06/14 07:41 AM Re: Anyone else pull down factory rounds to reload to your specs? [Re: possom813]
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Just something I was thinking about this morning. I pulled down some herter's 7.62x54 from cabelas and dumped the powder for my load last year.

And then I was pondering about mexican match ammo...
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#5402413 - 11/06/14 08:23 AM Re: Anyone else pull down factory rounds to reload to your specs? [Re: possom813]
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I buy new brass, powder, primers, and bullets and start from scratch.

But with a military cartridge like what you're using I can see the need to pull ammo apart and reload it becasue of the lack of brass availability.
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#5402460 - 11/06/14 08:45 AM Re: Anyone else pull down factory rounds to reload to your specs? [Re: possom813]
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I used to pull down Mil-Surp ammo all the time. 7.62x54r especially. Lots of split case necks once you got that ancient ammo unpackaged. Once you get it in decent brass with a boxer primer and even out the powder charges, the ol' Nagant got a LOT more consistent. Besides, Czech 147 grain '54r light ball bullets with the concave bases are amazing out of any Lee-Enfield .303 Brit. grin
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#5403272 - 11/06/14 01:48 PM Re: Anyone else pull down factory rounds to reload to your specs? [Re: possom813]
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For a new gun I usually buy a couple boxes of cheaper factory ammo I don't mind using and wont mind keeping the brass from. Use the factory ammo to get a couple rounds down the barrel and hunt them as long as they last then give the gun and brass a good cleaning and prep and start on handloads. Brass has gotten expensive.
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#5403602 - 11/06/14 04:30 PM Re: Anyone else pull down factory rounds to reload to your specs? [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
For a new gun I usually buy a couple boxes of cheaper factory ammo I don't mind using and wont mind keeping the brass from. Use the factory ammo to get a couple rounds down the barrel and hunt them as long as they last then give the gun and brass a good cleaning and prep and start on handloads. Brass has gotten expensive.
exactly, new gun, if I have any factory brass that's what I use to get a few rounds down the barrel
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#5404481 - 11/07/14 05:47 AM Re: Anyone else pull down factory rounds to reload to your specs? [Re: possom813]
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Have done it some but not in a while.
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