Brass- The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

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Brass- The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Post by AR-300 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:33 pm

Of course factory 300 BO or Whisper is best, but if you find range brass,
which I do all the time, what is good?
I compiled this list from online info and personal experience
Feel free to chime in with your experience

Good
Lake City Arsenal (LC), Federal FC, Winchester, WCC, Remington (R-P), PMC
Most US commercial brass

Bad
(thick walled, need neck turning at best)

Most of the cheap imported 223 or 556, headstamped:

ATI , PMP, CJ, NPA, PPU, MKE, S&B, FNB, FNM, S&B, IMG, RORG, RWS, TAA, CJ, Amerc, PRVI, HRTRS, KFA, etc

Ugly

Anything tarnished, heavily dented, steel cased, berdan primed, laquer coated, etc.
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Re: Brass- The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Post by Hawcer » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:49 pm

You must really not like PPU because you mentioned it twice. :lol:

I like PMC brass better than LC brass for my 223's and 5.56's...but as far as 300blk goes, I have only converted mostly LC brass so far.

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Re: Brass- The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Post by ohl_san » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:13 pm

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Re: Brass- The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Post by Jargonhead » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:44 pm

For range pickups I only use LC and WCC, making sure they are once fired. LC for supers and WCC for subs, just so I can keep some kind of system.

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Re: Brass- The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Post by Schneeky » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:43 am

Thanks much AR-300!! Been looking for that list as I've been collecting a good bit of scavenged brass here lately. 8) d:^) Schneeks..
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Re: Brass- The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Post by neovader » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:23 pm

PSD any good?

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Re: Brass- The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Post by Bersa » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:38 pm

neovader wrote:PSD any good?

PSD is Korean with a military primer crimp, I just got done loading 600 rounds with it, it's fine, as good as LC, or any of the other military brass...

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Re: Brass- The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Post by Hawcer » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:51 pm

neovader wrote:PSD any good?
I'm pretty sure PSD is just a military version of PMC. It's great brass for reloading 223, I haven't tried to convert it to 300BLK yet.

You do get a flash hole off center here and there, but not too bad and I still use those too and can't tell the difference in my plinking loads.

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Re: Brass- The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Post by M_Derelict » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:11 am

You may want to add HRTRS to the "Bad" list:
viewtopic.php?f=141&t=82103

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Re: Brass- The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Post by gwhouston » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:13 am

Went to AL Gun Collectors Show in B'ham today. I was shocked at how much .223 brass was there. The cheapest I saw was LC cleaned and deprimed for $22 per 100. No 300BLK ready ammo at all. 223 ready ammo running $70 per 100. Most shocking was the quantity of ar 15's on the tables and walking around in the crowds. Saw many PS90's too. I'm tempted by one of those but I think I'll stick with 300BLK.
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