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Old September 16, 2000, 04:48 PM   #1
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If I remember right some one said Military Brass is thicker than Commercial/Civilan brass.
If it is what differance dose it make on reloading? More pressure? Should I keep them seperate.


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Old September 16, 2000, 05:07 PM   #2
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Yes I would keep the brass seperate. With the military brass will have a higher pressure then a commercial brass with the same powder charge. Because of the case volume is smaller in most military. If you are at max load with commercial brass and then change to military brass you will be over pressure.
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Old September 16, 2000, 07:29 PM   #3
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With military brass allways decrease your powder charge by 10 percent.It is a real good rule of thumb

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Old September 18, 2000, 01:51 AM   #4
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Is that for both rifle and pistol caliber brass or just rifle brass?
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Old September 18, 2000, 02:22 AM   #5
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I know pistol brass is thicker, I not sure about rifle brass. I have use only commercial brass for reloading rifle.
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Old September 18, 2000, 02:25 AM   #6
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Yes rifle brass is thicker too.

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Old September 18, 2000, 08:13 PM   #7
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A good rule of "thumb". Drop the load back 10% for Mil Spec brass. You can work it back up from there. There is usually slightly less internal case capacity in Lake City brass than in commercial brass.
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