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Old October 12, 2012, 09:14 PM   #1
shredder4286
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Hornady "match" 308 brass hard to work with

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I recently bought some Hornady Custom 308 winchester ammo and shot it. Upon reloading the brass, the federal 210 primers (the same ones Hornady uses to my knowledge) took both hands to jam in the primer pocket, and most that seated were mashed in all sideways. I finally had to de-prime and ream out the inner edge of the primer pocket to seat them. What's up with that? I though "match" brass was supposed to be good? Also, after chamfer/deburring like I always do, the bullets took a considerable extra amount of effort to seat. This caused some inconsistencies in my seating depth, which also causes me to question the advantage of "match" brass- other than the fact there is small fluctuations in weight and length. Any insight into what's going on here would be great. Thanks in advance.
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Old October 13, 2012, 12:39 PM   #2
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Did you just take them out of the bag and start trying to put primers, powder, bullets into the brass?

Any new brass I purchase gets inspected and prepared just like any of my previously fired brass does when it gets to the reloading bench.
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Old October 13, 2012, 12:55 PM   #3
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Did you just take them out of the bag and start trying to put primers, powder, bullets into the brass?
Nah, man. These were Hornady Custom 150 gr .308 factory loaded rounds that I shot and reloaded.
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