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

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Re: Good/Bad brass quick reference list - sticky please?

Post by dellet » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:44 am

vertical ascent wrote:Anyone tried converting the Wolf brass .223 cases, did it work?
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I cut and formed about a dozen, necks were thick at.014 and should be turned.
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Re: Good/Bad brass quick reference list - sticky please?

Post by RDA » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:37 am

anotherkelley wrote:Here's another good thread.....the "good, bad, and ugly" regarding brass.

viewtopic.php?f=141&t=82732&hilit=good+bad+ugly
Yes, now there are two threads going about the same exact topic. It would have been smarter to have kept with the original one.

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Re: Good/Bad brass quick reference list - sticky please?

Post by BallisticTools » Tue May 06, 2014 12:42 pm

The reason there's a duplicate thread is because a lot of the good info is "buried" in the other thread. I had intended this thread to be stickied with all the info consolidated at the top. I'll ping someone to see if they'll do it.

BTW - I updated the list... RWS is listed as "good" but at 0.015 that should probably put it on the bad list, can anyone clarify?
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Re: Good/Bad brass quick reference list - sticky please?

Post by Quiettime » Sat May 31, 2014 8:02 pm

Sticky would be great. Had to Google search to find this again...

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Re: Good/Bad brass quick reference list - sticky please?

Post by gds » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:11 am

Done. Feel free to add any to the list as necessary. Op can edit it or let me know and I will. It looks like we have most of them covered.
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Re: Good/Bad brass quick reference list - sticky please?

Post by BallisticTools » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:51 pm

gds wrote:Done. Feel free to add any to the list as necessary. Op can edit it or let me know and I will. It looks like we have most of them covered.
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Re: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk

Post by BallisticTools » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:36 am

List has been updated. Tlee clarified through PM that "fat headspace" meant that it was hard sizing which can lead to the shoulder not being pushed down enough if you are running mixed brass and have set the machine up for the more typical sizing force needed.

I am still looking for more data points on TAA and RWS. I pinged Tlee to see if he has those, but additional input is welcome if you have the data or can measure a piece you have formed.
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Re: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk

Post by excess650 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:30 pm

I just sized a batch of cases. In addition to the previously mentioned, I found SPEER cases to form easily and have .012" neck thickness. NNY cases have thick necks(.014") as did RORG and the single IVI. WCC cases seemed more difficult to form than did, RP, FC, LC, SPEER, Winchester, PMC, and PSD.
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Re: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk

Post by BallisticTools » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:45 pm

excess650 wrote:WCC cases seemed more difficult to form than did, RP, FC, LC, SPEER, Winchester, PMC, and PSD.
I've noticed this with certain batches of WCC military, but not all of them.
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Re: STICKY - Good/Bad brass list converting 5.56->300blk

Post by wuzuprad » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:28 am

I have some brass marked MKE 13 on the back. It seems to be giving me some problems. Ill check for wall thickness. I hadn't thought of that until i saw this thread. It doesnt seem to be on the list here. Does anyone know anything about it?

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