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Old December 27, 2013, 07:52 PM   #1
AL45
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How long will it last?

As a general rule, how many reloads can I expect from .223 brass fired from an AR15? I am on my 18 reload on some .45 Colt brass, but I assume this is probably not possible with the .223 brass.
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Old December 27, 2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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With rifle, I tend to go 4 or 5 and done. Also depends on how hot you load it as well.

YMMV though.
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Old December 27, 2013, 09:18 PM   #3
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If you don't set fired case shoulders back more than .003", you may get 5 or 6. It depends on how much reduction in diameters your fired cases have after they're sized by your die. More reduction means shorter case life.
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