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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-25-2011, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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Do you resize new unfired brass before you load it?
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Re: new brass question

Yep A lot of new brass is deformed at the neck also check the length.

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Re: new brass question

i always reside and trim all to same length.
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Re: new brass question

depends on the brass. lapua brass can be loaded right outta the box.

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Re: new brass question

yep treat it as once fired...later
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Re: new brass question

Thanks for all the help.
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Re: new brass question

I belong to another site and John Barseness is a member there. He says you shouldn't full length resize new brass. That was new to me but I wasn't going to argue with him. That site even lets Barseness have his own forum.
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Re: new brass question

Straight from John Barseness,

<span style="color: #CC0000">New brass doesn't need to be sized. That's already been done at the factory. You're probably bumping the shoulder back slightly before the first firing, and that's causing your case-stretching problems. Use the fired brass to set you sizing die.

The only thing I ever do to new brass is run the neck over the expander ball of my die to make the neck nice and round, and bullet-pull consistent.

Please let me know if this solves your problem.</span>
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Re: new brass question

Wonder who John Barseness is???
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Re: new brass question

glad you asked that question first, i was ready.
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