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#5412726 - 11/11/14 07:26 AM Brass differences
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A friend gave me 200 pieces of mixed military 30-06 brass. Anything I should be wary of when reloading it? I know some brands are better than others, just wondered how the military stuff ranked in the list.
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#5412765 - 11/11/14 07:58 AM Re: Brass differences [Re: Bbear]
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Military is usually thicker thus having less internal case capacity so max loads should be approached with caution.
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#5412783 - 11/11/14 08:05 AM Re: Brass differences [Re: Bbear]
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^^^ This. If you are loading it for hunting, it will be ok. If you are loading it for precision, they may not be very consistent from piece to piece.
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#5412889 - 11/11/14 08:50 AM Re: Brass differences [Re: Bbear]
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Thanks. These would be specifically for hunting. But, if the consistency is going to cause inaccuracies at 100-500 yards, they may just get turned into plinking loads.
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#5412935 - 11/11/14 09:08 AM Re: Brass differences [Re: Bbear]
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Try them and see, or group them by head stamp.
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#5413049 - 11/11/14 09:56 AM Re: Brass differences [Re: Bbear]
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I didn't know the military was still using 30-06.

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