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steel 223 case

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 703381, Mar 29, 2009.

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  1. 703381

    703381 TS Member

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    I found 223 and 7.62x39 steel casings can you reload them?
    if so are they harder to size and cut?
     
  2. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    Junk - Yes Load - NO
     
  3. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    some say yes some say no, all depends on the primer berdan or boxer?
    check out you tube reloading steel 762x39
     
  4. BT-100dc

    BT-100dc Active Member

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    The steel cases have a green lacquer coating on the case and as far as I know, not suitable for reloading. The primer would possibly be an issue plus trying to resize in a regular die may be a problem. Brass cases have different forming properties versus steel. You may want to check with your die manufacturer to ascertain more information. BT-100dc
     
  5. ljunatic

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    Lots of people have successfully reloaded steel .223 cases and even CCI blazer handgun aluminum cases. But it is not a common occurence and their reloading techniques could be suspect
     
  6. Kerz

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    Good only for the scrap bucket.
     
  7. Savage99Stan

    Savage99Stan Active Member

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    Toss 'em. It makes no sense to reload steel cases with the resultant additional wear on the dies. I chanced on a bunch of steel cases WWII 45 ACP way back when and wound up tearing of the extractor hook on a nice 1911. Cheap to replace but unnecessary if I had used decent brass cases.
     
  8. 703381

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    thanks for all the help I think I will toss them.
     
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