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Does my 223 brass need resizing?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by bob35, Apr 11, 2011.


  1. bob35

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    I bought a Wilson gage to check my finished 223 reloads from range brass, it has solved a lot of jamming problems. Now I am reloading brass that was fired in my new AR15. I've noticed this fired brass (not re-sized) from my new AR15 drops right in the gage, fits perfect. Can I skip the resizing process for this brass?
     

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  2. steve4102

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    NO! All brass handloaded for a Semi-Auto must be Full Length sized. No Exceptions.
     

  3. Colorado4Wheel

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    The bullet will fall out of the case with out resizing.
     
  4. bob35

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    Thanks, I'm new to 223 reloading and this helps to be able to ask questions.
     
  5. chris in va

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    Needs resizing, however all the brass I pick up at the range falls under 'trim to' length for some reason, even after resizing. Thats a good thing as the thought of trimming 2000 pieces gives me nightmares.
     
  6. DWARREN123

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    Semi auto rifle brass should be full length resized while single shot/bolt action may work with just neck resizing if to be used in the same firearm.