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Old April 1, 2014, 03:12 PM   #1
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MKE brass?

Hello all
I have a bunch of MKE Zq1 7.62x51 ammo. My intention is to begin using those cases for loading my .308 ammo.

How is the brass quality? I understand it's NATO brass and the primers will likely need to be decrimped and the cases are likely a bit thicker than 308 win cases so I may have to start on the low side.

Any suggestions?
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Old April 2, 2014, 12:11 PM   #2
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no one ever used this brass before?

and how hard will it be to remove the crimped primer?
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Old April 2, 2014, 12:40 PM   #3
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I am not familiar with that brand, but I have loaded plenty of 7.62 for my .308. The primers will be harder to remove, but not to the extent that it would be a problem. Most of my trouble had come from trying to resize 7.62 that was shot in machine guns. If you are shooting the factory ammo in your gun, that will not be an issue.

You should be safe starting at the .308 base loads, but it may be safer to start 10% low and work up.
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Old April 2, 2014, 02:21 PM   #4
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Never used it. Brass is reported to be reloadable though, so let us know how it works out for you.

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Old April 2, 2014, 04:28 PM   #5
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i will give you all an update.

and yes the loaded rounds were fire formed in my gun
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Old April 2, 2014, 05:10 PM   #6
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Turkish. NATO spec. Look inside an empty: one flash hole means boxer primed, good to reload. It anything else inside, toss them.
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Old April 2, 2014, 06:45 PM   #7
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i guess i should have mentioned i already knew they were boxer primed.

my questions are mainly how hard will it be to get the primers out? and are they good quality cases?
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Old April 6, 2014, 01:05 PM   #8
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The ones I've used have a primer crimp. Just a little harder to de-prime. Press out the crimp with a swagger or cut out with a chamfer tool.
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Old April 6, 2014, 10:54 PM   #9
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Mike 1

How did the brass perform once loaded again?
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