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Old December 2, 2002, 11:42 AM   #1
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How much of a difference...

does your brass make for non-match ammo. I have collected a bunch of .30-06 from the range in good shape that I want to reload with FMJ for punching paper. If I use the same bullet, powder and primer, just in different brass, how big of a difference will it make?

None of the brass is LC (I know about reducing powder in LC .30-06). It is a mix of RP, WW, Federal and one other (not Norma).

I always see the brass type in recipes, but does different (non-military) brass make all that much difference?

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Old December 2, 2002, 12:46 PM   #2
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It may not make much of a difference given the limits of your rifle or marksmanship ability but the different lots of brass vary in capacity, hardness, bullet seating feel, etc.

I found it good to sort my brass by maker and load it as lots. That way you can find out if one is better than the other or worse as the case may be.
Some rifles will like one combination and hate another.
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