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by BallisticTools
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk
Replies: 120
Views: 212969

Re: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk

Hi All, I'm new to this forum but I have been using this forum as a resource for a few years now. I just wanted to add some info to this Good/Bad list. The GFL 223 brass that is listed as "good" on this list turned out NOT so good for me. When I load these with a bullet the neck measures out to .33...
by BallisticTools
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk
Replies: 120
Views: 212969

Re: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk

List updated with new data. Thanks to the people contributing.
by BallisticTools
Wed May 11, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Ballistic Tools Case Lube
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Ballistic Tools Case Lube

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by BallisticTools
Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk
Replies: 120
Views: 212969

Re: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk

Major problem I found was that while forming brass was the development of the hated internal brass ring at the juncture of neck and shoulder, If loading shallow seated boat-tails it is not as noticeable, but when seating flat-base it becomes a problem with chambering. Inside neck reaming of this sm...
by BallisticTools
Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk
Replies: 120
Views: 212969

Re: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk

Max713 wrote:I wanted to share a that I ran into some TAA marked brass tonight.
It's listed as good to go, but it consistently measured at .014-.015" for me...
TAA is a sticky issue. There is some of it floating around with thicker walls, but a lot of it is only a little thicker like 0.012 - 13.
by BallisticTools
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk
Replies: 120
Views: 212969

Re: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk

This may be old news to many, but since I mostly do military brass I just discovered this:

There's COLT 223 headstamped nickel plated casings that are actually steel. Watch out for it if you get commercial mixed brass or range pickups.
by BallisticTools
Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk
Replies: 120
Views: 212969

Re: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk

FilippoMo wrote:I have an IK 03 that measures .012 and very uniform .0003 runout,who made this case?
Filippo
IK is yugoslavian surplus, thanks for the data
by BallisticTools
Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk
Replies: 120
Views: 212969

Re: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk

One question, I didnt see ADCOM brass listed? It has an AD headstamp. Try it and see. You can give us neck outer diameter with a 308 bullet seated and we can work backward from there if you have trouble measuring the wall thickness. Most of the headstamps listed are ones that Tlee or myself have en...
by BallisticTools
Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk
Replies: 120
Views: 212969

Re: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk

Is there any relationship between thin and thick brass and whether the cartridge is .223 or the higher pressure 5.56 NATO? This thread has convinced me that my future 5.56 ammo will be purchased taking into account the type brass used, if it can be determined. Along with the Good Brass, Bad Brass l...
by BallisticTools
Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: SS media tumbling
Replies: 104
Views: 5015

Re: SS media tumbling

I've been trying to figure out the exact chemistry involved so I can develop a foolproof wet wash mix-in product to sell on my site. (rest snipped) I know of at least one company that sells the pins that also sells their own liquid wash mix. Here is one significant issue, you'll be adding your conc...