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Old 03-25-2008, 21:40   #28
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A couple of items from uncle.....

In .40 S&W, brass from Federal marked "FC" should be avoided.
If the headstamp reads "FEDERAL" it's good brass.
There have been numerous changes made in Fed 40's, the latest stuff is very good brass, but I place the earlier stuff in the "iffy" catagory.

As was mentioned, the Rem 9mm brass has a nice chamfer to the primer pocket, those folks loading 9's on a Lee 1000 should take note, this stuff makes a lee work a whole lot better.

On the S&B and the Fed NATO spec, both have crimped primer pockets, although not all of the S&B is crimped, treat it as if it is & swage the primer pockets, it will save a ton of grief.

uncle albert
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