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Old August 21, 2002, 05:00 PM   #1
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Brass Question


I have some collected brass, I'm wondering how I can tell the difference between boxer primed and Berdan primed (I understand Boxer is reloadable).

The brass in question is South African .303 Brit, S&B 7.62X54R and some kind of mystery 8X57 (don't remember where it's from).

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Old August 21, 2002, 05:09 PM   #2
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Good light...
Look through the neck at the base...
One hole in center = Boxer
Two, or sometimes three, holes = Berdan.

In U.S., Boxer only one worth botherin with.

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Old August 21, 2002, 06:19 PM   #3
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Thanks Sam
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