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Brass Sizing Help .308 Win

Alright, I am reloading for the first time ever. I am going through and resizing the new winchester brass I have. I bought a bag of 50 and was told even though they are new they should be resized. Most are coming out to factory specs of 2.05, but some are 2.03. What should I do with these becuase they are shorter then what factory is suppose to be? Thanks!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 01:20 PM
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Re: Brass Sizing Help .308 Win

cant remember but look at what the lowest trim length is as long as it is less then 2.03 your fine... if its just one or two brass no bigie but if its about 10+ trim then all down to the same size
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Re: Brass Sizing Help .308 Win

shoot them first, then size and trim to whatever the shortest one is then.
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Re: Brass Sizing Help .308 Win

i always size new brass...especially "bulk" brass from win or rem etc...look at the mouths..i betcha theres a handful that are bent pretty good...


i then measure them all and see where i wanna take it from there..if they vary, i trim them all to the shortest..if they vary VERY slightly, i just shoot them and trim them back to specs when they are ready...

308 cases dont tend to stretch as much as say a 3006 case..atleast for me..my 22-250 and 308 cases dont stretch near as much as my 35 whelen (3006 case) or my 3006 cases..


i shoot and reload for accuracy and dont skip steps or cut corners with brass prep..actually avoid bulk brass if i can get nosler, norma or lapua..but, thats me..i want the most accuracy i can get..and starting with good brass is a good way to start in that direction..
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Re: Brass Sizing Help .308 Win

yes size first, to make sure the necks are round and they fit your chamber, but shoot to fireform to your chamber before trimming them all to the shortest one's length.
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Re: Brass Sizing Help .308 Win

They are fine reload away. Trim to lengths are usually 0.01 shorter than the max. 308 Min 2.005 max 2.015.
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Re: Brass Sizing Help .308 Win

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They are fine reload away. Trim to lengths are usually 0.1 shorter.
PA-Joe...I think you mean 0.010" not a tenth of an inch.
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