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Old 02-14-2012, 08:20 AM   #1
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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Got my order BrassMonkeyOnceFire.com today. Their website says they ship 105% (by weight) of each item ordered, and I'm happy to say that statement is correct. I ordered 150 pieces of 6.8mm SPC mixed brass and I received 154 pieces of mixed brass. Looks to be in good shape, with the typical shipping dings on the case mouths.
 
Old 03-03-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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Got my order BrassMonkeyOnceFire.com today. Their website says they ship 105% (by weight) of each item ordered, and I'm happy to say that statement is correct. I ordered 150 pieces of 6.8mm SPC mixed brass and I received 154 pieces of mixed brass. Looks to be in good shape, with the typical shipping dings on the case mouths.
I've been on that site several times looking for 6.8, and I never seem to catch it in stock. I ended up buying 2 boxes of BVAC at the last gun show just for the damn brass. lol.. The BVAC brass worked just fine, but I got weird dimpling on the case shoulder almost like the bullet was getting pushed in just a tad too far (collapsing the neck a bit into the shoulder?). Only happened on about half the cases. Thoughts? Lee dies, Hornady 110gr HPBT's. They were lubed well and I followed the directions on the Lee dies.
 
Old 03-03-2012, 11:04 AM   #4
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Too much lube will do that. Are you full-length or just neck sizing?
 
Old 03-03-2012, 06:40 PM   #5
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Too much lube will do that. Are you full-length or just neck sizing?
I dont know what you mean about the sizing. Im very new to this..
 
Old 03-04-2012, 11:49 PM   #6
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Too much lube will do that. Are you full-length or just neck sizing?
I reloaded some more tonight. You were right about the lube.. I went a bit lighter this time and didn't get any of that dimpling. Good call, thanks.
 
Old 03-05-2012, 05:09 AM   #7
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Lee sizing dies now have a hole in them that relieves the extra lube buildup at the shoulder so you don't get dents (unless you've really "buttered" the case with lube.

You don't need much lube. Depending on whether you are using a spray, or a "paste", all you need is enough to leave a very thin film on the case.

I use Hornady "Unique" and just put a little on thumb and forefinger and rub it around. Then I apply it to the base first and wipe toward the shoulder with a touch on the neck. I don't lube the shoulder at all as it isn't really sliding in the die, just getting pressed.

For cases going through my progressive I just spray a batch in a zip lock gallon sized bag. Tumble around a little to distribute it and then let it dry for about 10-15 minutes.
 
Old 03-05-2012, 10:25 AM   #8
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I dont know what you mean about the sizing. Im very new to this..
Ram fully extended with a shell in the shell holder,
set your sizing die to where it touches the case. I cannot remeber if you turn the die 1/2 turn or 1 whole turn after you lower the case. You will be neck sizing only, as opposed to full-length resizing. If you are using cases already fired, your fire-formed cases will better fit the chamber, so better accuracy is usually the result. Check your case to make sure you have sized the case enough for the bullet to have a good fit in the caseneck. There are some exceptions, as for semi-auto's you will always want to full length resize, as with straight-walled pistol cartridges. Hopes this helps. There are some good resources out there to help you determine when to full length resize your cases. I am sure there are some members that could elaborate further. Always glad to help.

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Old 03-06-2012, 06:23 AM   #9
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Ram fully extended with a shell in the shell holder,
set your sizing die to where it touches the case. I cannot remeber if you turn the die 1/2 turn or 1 whole turn after you lower the case.
The amount of "extra" that one turns the die in is usually 1/4 to 1/2 turn but this will also depend on the press. If using a "C" type press that only has a single support to the die holder you may have to screw the die in even more. For an "O" frame, where the die holder is supported by two pieces of the frame, since this is more rigid the suggested amount MAY be enough.

The only way to be sure is to makes sure the shell holder touches the bottom of the Sizing Die when a case is being sized. A good way is to put a .001" feeler gauge on the top of the shell holder with a case in place. Size the case and when the ram if fully up you should NOT be able to pull the feeler gauge out. If you can then screw the die in another 1/4".

The only fired cases you don't have to full length size are those that were fired in YOUR weapon and only then if it was a Bolt Action. If an auto loader, FL Sizing is not just recommended, it's usually required to make sure the weapon properly functions.

As for Neck Sizing only, again, this only works if the brass was first fired in your bolt action rifle. It may not work in anyone else's firearm so if you ever expect to "share" just FL Size.
 
Old 03-06-2012, 10:39 AM   #10
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:36 AM   #11
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Brassman.com

As moved from NV to Grants Pass Or.
They still have a NV # routed to their cell.

Great guys!
 
Old 06-19-2014, 07:45 PM   #12
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Just FYI, I have been saving all my brass thinking I would someday reload it. Wife gave me the green light to get a boat, so that's where my money is gonna go :-)

I'll sell my brass, but I'd rather horse trade if anyone is interested. I have quite a bit of .40, .223, some 9 and .45 and a bunch of 5.7

I'll take .22 ammo, 30-30, AR furniture, I'll offer up cash and brass for an Eotech 512, etc, etc. I don't have an asking price because I'm not trying to gouge anyone for it. Just let me know if you are interested by sending me a PM and I'll weigh it for you.
 
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