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#5476751 - 12/14/14 07:25 PM Lake City Brass Quality
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How good is Lake City 5.56 brass for precision reloading? A friend will give me all I need if I want it. I know I have to remove the military primer. Other than that, should I use this or buy Hornady brass?

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#5476845 - 12/14/14 07:47 PM Re: Lake City Brass Quality [Re: Varget 7-08]
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I've only used Lake City in 308. It's thick and tough. If you want precision ammo with it I recommend getting 50 or 100 round ammo boxes and weighing the brass after decapping and removing the crimp. The thicker the wall the higher your powder charge will sit in the column, closer to the bullet. If Ihad a deal of free LC brass I'd dang sure try it. Weigh it and seperate it to fit within certain limits above and below one number.
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#5476978 - 12/14/14 08:18 PM Re: Lake City Brass Quality [Re: Varget 7-08]
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LC's 5.56 brass is excellent. You may get best results weighing and sorting if you want to go to such lengths, bit I personally don't find that necessary. Also, I have found that LC 5.56 brass has just as much capacity as commercial brass, often just a bit more in fact.
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#5477209 - 12/14/14 09:18 PM Re: Lake City Brass Quality [Re: Varget 7-08]
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Great to know. Thank y'all!

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#5477374 - 12/14/14 09:49 PM Re: Lake City Brass Quality [Re: Varget 7-08]
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I think it depends on your definition of precision...

For me and my abilites/goals with an ar it is prolly fine

For a bench rest guy who weighs each case and culls bad ones it's not.


LC is great cause of availability but there can be some variability.

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#5477620 - 12/14/14 10:38 PM Re: Lake City Brass Quality [Re: Varget 7-08]
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Buying a Wilson Combat SPR barrel, going to buy Redding dies and weigh each charge with my ChargeMaster. I'm doing everything else right, I don't want to cheap on brass and loose quality of my reloads


Edited by Varget 7-08 (12/14/14 10:40 PM)

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#5477644 - 12/14/14 10:54 PM Re: Lake City Brass Quality [Re: Varget 7-08]
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I load a lot on the LC brass, and I have gotten very good results with it. It is good brass for the money. Sure you can spend 2x-3x more and get better brass, but that's the balance.
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#5477788 - 12/15/14 05:12 AM Re: Lake City Brass Quality [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
LC's 5.56 brass is excellent. You may get best results weighing and sorting if you want to go to such lengths, bit I personally don't find that necessary. Also, I have found that LC 5.56 brass has just as much capacity as commercial brass, often just a bit more in fact.


This.

There's no such thing as 5.56 and .223 brass. Only differences are manufacturers.

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#5477804 - 12/15/14 05:46 AM Re: Lake City Brass Quality [Re: tenyearsgone]
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Originally Posted By: tenyearsgone
Originally Posted By: RiverRider
LC's 5.56 brass is excellent. You may get best results weighing and sorting if you want to go to such lengths, bit I personally don't find that necessary. Also, I have found that LC 5.56 brass has just as much capacity as commercial brass, often just a bit more in fact.


This.

There's no such thing as 5.56 and .223 brass. Only differences are manufacturers.


popcorn

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#5478203 - 12/15/14 09:32 AM Re: Lake City Brass Quality [Re: Varget 7-08]
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That is CORRECT.
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#5478619 - 12/15/14 12:15 PM Re: Lake City Brass Quality [Re: Varget 7-08]
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What's the best tool to use for removing the crimp?

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#5478644 - 12/15/14 12:30 PM Re: Lake City Brass Quality [Re: Varget 7-08]
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This is the tool I use.

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#5478666 - 12/15/14 12:41 PM Re: Lake City Brass Quality [Re: Varget 7-08]
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Thanks, Cast! I love Hornady products.

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#5478712 - 12/15/14 01:05 PM Re: Lake City Brass Quality [Re: Varget 7-08]
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#5478925 - 12/15/14 02:15 PM Re: Lake City Brass Quality [Re: Varget 7-08]
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Didn't you mean to link to this one Chad?


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