View Poll Results: Swage my military crimped brass or get rid of it?

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Thread: Military crimped .223/5.56 brass solutions

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    Sean's range bitch LittleLebowski's Avatar
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    Military crimped .223/5.56 brass solutions

    I've got a bit of this stuff and a Dillon 550. Should I just find a home for it and buy Winchester brass or should I buy a swaging solution?

    Swaging options are (feel free to add your own suggestions):



    Last edited by LittleLebowski; 08-04-2016 at 02:14 PM.

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    Military crimped .223/5.56 brass solutions

    I never buy 5.56 brass. It's so easy to pick up. Until I got a 1050, I used the Dillon tool. If you can use someone's 1050, even just to deprime and swage, it will be a big timesaver. (The 1050 has built in swage)
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    I just use one of these, but I'm only dealing with the odd crimped 9mm that happens to have gotten picked up with the rest of what I scrounged. Probably not a reasonable method if you've got a whole bucket of crimped brass.
    Last edited by olstyn; 08-04-2016 at 02:21 PM. Reason: fixed typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by olstyn View Post
    I just use one of these, but I'm only dealing with the odd crimped 9mm that happens to have gotten picked up with the rest of what I scrounged. Probably not a reasonable method if you've got a whole bucket of crimped brass.
    Ive used a simple RCBS deburring tool for crimped primers, but I wasnt doing thousands at a time. Works fine, if a little slow. Using shallow baskets to hold the brass helps some, less fiddling around reaching into containers. Shaking them sideways a little turns most of the shells mouth up. Seems like about 3-5 seconds per piece time wise when set up comfortably.
    Last edited by Malamute; 08-04-2016 at 02:41 PM.

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    I would go with the Dillon because that is on my wish list. I have a buddy uses it and I was able to borrow it for a little while and liked it. Will buy it in the near future. Too many things need to be bought first and I have the lee tool. Not the best but works.

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    Sean's range bitch LittleLebowski's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malamute View Post
    Ive used a simple RCBS deburring tool for crimped primers, but I wasnt doing thousands at a time. Works fine, if a little slow. Using shallow baskets to hold the brass helps some, less fiddling around reaching into containers. Shaking them sideways a little turns most of the shells mouth up. Seems like about 3-5 seconds per piece time wise when set up comfortably.
    Which one? I need a deburring/primer pocket cleaning tool as well.

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    I've been happy with this so far.

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    +1 on the Dillon.
    Easy to use.
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    Thank you for starting this thread as it is also pertinent to my reloading goals, esp with regards to military crimped 7.62mm NATO ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleLebowski View Post
    Which one? I need a deburring/primer pocket cleaning tool as well.
    This one. It doesn't clean the bottom of the primer pocket though, just reams the crimp, and works on the case mouth inside and out after trimming, or to make bullet seating easier. I deburr the inside of the case necks on everything rifle.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/465...-to-60-caliber

    I just give them about 3 twists back and forth and the primer pocket is done as far as removing crimp.

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