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Old August 29, 2009, 05:34 PM   #1
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New Brass question

Do you size brand new factory brass or just start priming? Brass in question is Winchester 45 Colt. Tim
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Old August 29, 2009, 05:45 PM   #2
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A lot of guys just start reloading them, same as I used to. Now that I have loaded for almost 30 years, I have been resizing them for the last 20, right from the get go. It helps make them round and true, gets the neck area tight for a good bullet pull, and helps with the crimp being equal all the way around.
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Old August 29, 2009, 06:14 PM   #3
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A lot of guys just start reloading them, same as I used to. Now that I have loaded for almost 30 years, I have been resizing them for the last 20, right from the get go. It helps make them round and true, gets the neck area tight for a good bullet pull, and helps with the crimp being equal all the way around.
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Old August 29, 2009, 07:06 PM   #4
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I size my factory-new brass.
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Old August 29, 2009, 07:14 PM   #5
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Ditto on sizing new brass..............

as the above posts say, this makes sure the brass is right to load. It takes out any irregularities that may be present.
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Old August 29, 2009, 08:54 PM   #6
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I have never bought new brass but with a shortage of 45's I did. Advice taken and I'll resize the new brass. Thanks, Tim
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Old August 29, 2009, 09:35 PM   #7
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do I think its necessary? No.
But I always resize new brass.
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Old August 29, 2009, 09:46 PM   #8
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I size new revolver brass about half way for the requisite neck tension (after testing several from the batch for fit). I always FL resize pistol brass.
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Old August 29, 2009, 09:52 PM   #9
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Sizing ALL brass

Helps guarantee consistency...
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Old August 29, 2009, 10:00 PM   #10
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size it and put it into spec.
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Old August 30, 2009, 10:32 AM   #11
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I resize them, and start right from the begining with them.
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Old August 30, 2009, 11:31 AM   #12
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I look at it this way... if I'm planning to full-length re-size my pistol brass after every firing, then full-length re-sizing it before the first firing will help make any chronograph results consistent with what I can expect in the future. I don't expect the internal dimensions of my resizing die to change appreciably in the future.
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