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6 years 4 weeks ago, 8:37 PM

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Reloading Tip

If you reloaded and you are reloading for a Remington 700. Keep the brass from that gun away from any brass that you have from the same caliber. They would not work in your 700 again. 700's have a very tight chamber and even if you have 2 or 3 700's in the same caliber they will not fit. Even after you resize them they will not work. So, want ever gun you shoot it from the brass will be fire formed to that chamber. Just had a friend bring me some 22-250 brass that he had that was fired out of a Salavge rifle and full length resized them and they did not work. The shoulder of a piece of brass that did work was .006 of an inch shorter than the one's that do not. He got me all the brass that he had fired from the 700 and it work's fine.

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6 years 4 weeks ago, 9:21 PM

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to work in the 700 not just size the neck,any of the reloading manuals have the specifications,use a caliper and measure the brass until you have the sizing right.i size brass to fit the chamber of each and every rifle i load for,"no rifle,no size, no ammo" is what i tell my buddies whom i reload for.

6 years 4 weeks ago, 5:44 PM

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You can full length resize them, and they still will not work. I have small base full length sizing dies. The brass will only work with the brass fired from that rifle. I had the same problem with my .308 700 and I have a friend that owns 3, 700's in .308 and the brass is kept with the rifle it is shot from. They will not interchange between rifle's.

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6 years 4 weeks ago, 5:51 PM

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This is an interesting

This is an interesting problem. Do you encounter the same type size issues with differing pistol mfg of the same caliber?

It sucks to face the action end of a barrel and be out of bullets.
6 years 4 weeks ago, 9:02 PM

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This is an interesting

No, I have never had a problem with pistol. If you buy a Lee factory crimp die it will help if you reload the brass over and over again fit the chamger. I had a 1911A1 45acp that was having feeding problems with my reloads and my gunsmith told me to get the Lee factory crimp die and I never had the problem again. When you reload your pistol brass, you will be expanding the top of your brass to places the bullet in the brass. Sometimes your setting die will not crimp the bullet enough and it will hang up in your gun. So, if you get the Lee Factory Crimp die it well crimp the brass and bullet to a factory chamber so it will fit. I have loaded about 500,000 rounds of pistol ammo so far. Hope this help's.

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