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Old April 3, 2011, 06:23 PM   #1
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PMC Bronze 223

Is 223 PMC Bronze ammo reloadable?
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Old April 3, 2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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I actually just reloaded some the other day. Shot fine. If it's brass it should be reloadable. Of course always inspect your cases for damage.
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Old April 3, 2011, 07:54 PM   #3
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Yes. I have loaded hundreds without issue.
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Old April 3, 2011, 08:55 PM   #4
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thanks for the info. It is brass. This is the first time I have seen PMC in brass. They threw in a case at cost when I bought my AR-15. Wanted to know if I should save the brass.
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Old April 3, 2011, 09:31 PM   #5
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If it is being fired from a bolt action it has good case life. I have 40 pieces from 2 boxes of ammo that were thrown in with my Savage I have over 15 reloads out of them neck sizing them with a Lee Collet die. I trimmed them once. They are in my range bag loaded with 68 grain Hornady BTHP match at this time.

Note I pick up a lot of the PMC cases. A few have had primer pocket cripmps, but most do not. I throw the crimped primer pockets into a bag when I have enough ot justify it, and I run low on brass I will get a reamer for the primer pockets.
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Old April 5, 2011, 03:18 PM   #6
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Similar in Capacity to Remington, the old PMC was really good stuff.
Old Brass for PMC had the (PMC) close together, New is spaced out (P M C )
The old stuff was made in Keno , Oregon?

.223 Rem Case Weight vs. Capacity

Case Manufacturer Case Weight* H20 Capacity**

Lake City 06 92.0 30.6
WCC99 95.5 30.5
Sellier & Belloit 92.3 30.5
Remington 92.3 30.4
PMC 93.5 30.4

Hirtenberger 93.7 30.4
Lake City 04 93.0 30.4
Federal 96.3 30.2
Hornady 93.9 30.1
IMG (Guatemalan) 95.4 30.1
Lapua (new lot) 93.4 30.1
Winchester 93.9 30.1
Olympic 97.4 30.0
Radway Arsenal 96.1 30.0
PMP 104.5 29.9
FNM 93-1 97.3 29.8
Lapua (old lot) 104.0 28.0

.223 AI Case Capacities
Lapua (old lot) 103.4 30.9
Winchester 95.5 32.2
Lapua (new lot) 93.4 32.4
Lake City 02 93.0 32.5
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Old April 5, 2011, 03:48 PM   #7
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Check to see if it has a miliatary crimped primer.
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Old April 7, 2011, 06:36 PM   #8
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Look at them good, I have broken a couple decapping pins because the flash holes are not always centered on PMC brass.
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Old April 7, 2011, 09:46 PM   #9
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PMC Ammo is made in Korea. IMHO, PMC is better than some of the stuff I have seen made here. The Mil ammo may or may not have crimped in primers, be sure to check. I get exceptional case life out of PMC brass.
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Old April 8, 2011, 08:53 AM   #10
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Is 223 PMC Bronze ammo reloadable?
Bronze is not Brass.
I am not aware of any company that uses Bronze as a cartridge case material.

FYI, Bronze is an alloy of Copper and Tin. Brass is an alloy of Copper and Zinc.
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