Can I mix brass when reloading?

Can I mix brass when reloading?

For super accurate long range loads sorting may be beneficial. The nickel brass is just fine to reload, but may not last for as many loads.

Does Case Manufacturer matter when reloading?

Each brand of case may require a different powder charge for the same velocity. The data in reloading manuals is relevant only when all conditions are equal. You should ALWAYS start 10% to 15% below below the maxim powder charges and work upwards. Learn to read pressure signs and use a chronograph.

Does different brass affect accuracy?

If you are mixing brass or working up loads with one brand then switch to another, expect different results within certain accurcy and pressure standards. Your rifle may shoot very good with one brand of brass, switch to another and it may be like you are shooting someone else’s rifle.

Who makes the best rifle brass for reloading?

Lapua rifle brass is well-regarded as some of the highest quality brass cases for reloading. It is also one of the more expensive choices. The manufacturer makes the guarantee that the cases can be reloaded 10 times each at a minimum.

What is a good powder for reloading 223 55gr bullets?

Benchmark, Varget, and 8208 work well BUT I still recommend H335 with 55 grain bullets. Varget works well for heavier 69-77 match bullets. Another popular powder for 55 gr. loads is Tac.

Are all brass casings reloadable?

All brass cartridges are reloadable. Those using Boxer style primers are much easier to reload. It is more work to remove the old primer on cases using the Berdan style primer.

Does primer brand matter reloading?

Personally, the brand of primer other than too hard and striking problems, is not the big thing in reloading. Following powder loading recipes for given bullets and calibers, is the most important factor for safety and results.

How good is Lapua brass?

Lapua is very uniform and consistent. You can usually get more reloads from a set of Lapua brass than most other brands. If you are loading for a hunting rifle that you may shoot 20 shots a year, I would say no. If you are shooting for tiny groups like match shooting, I would say it’s worth the money.

Does brass go bad?

Brass does not go bad due to age. In firearm use, brass failure is usually from use. Failure is found by inspection for cracks and bulges. Corrosion is another enemy to look for, most is either pink or aqua.

Does Hornady make their own brass?

Hornady makes their own brass.

How many times can you reload 223 brass?

It will last exactly 4.73 times. Really, it depends on your load, your dies, your chamber, the type of brass you’re reloading, if you are you annealing, etc. Also watch for thinning at the case head.

What kind of brass can I sell for reloading?

New and Once Fired Bulk Brass Shell Casings for reloading. Bulk Brass for sale, packaged in individual 50 each or 100 each packs. Our Once Fired Brass (OFB) is mostly range brass, sorted by size, steel, Berdan and aluminum cased removed.

Where can I buy new and once fired brass?

Brass New and Once Fired Bulk Brass Shell Casings for reloading. Bulk Brass for sale, packaged in individual 50 each or 100 each packs. Bulk discounts at the 2 pk, 5pk, and 10pk. Buy more and save! Our Once Fired Brass (OFB) is mostly range brass, that has been wet cleaned then dry tumbled, sorted by size then packaged.

What makes a rifle more accurate at reloading?

Fire form your brass. It’s simple but true: your handloads will typically be more accurate with brass that’s been fired at least once in the exact rifle you intend to load for. This is because after firing, the brass is expanded to the exact contour of the chamber in your rifle.

What does extreme spread in reloading brass mean?

Extreme Spread – Indicates the maximum difference found within the data points (i.e. the weight of the heaviest piece of brass minus the weight of the lightest piece of brass). Here is a link to the article on containing the original information: