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 Does Black Hills generally use brass with a NATO headstamp?
O3SKILL  [Team Member]
2/28/2007 9:21:24 PM
I ran across a box of Black Hills remanufactured .223 and all the brass was marked WCC 04 with a NATO headstamp. I've used BH reman .223 before, but never noticed military brass.

Thanks...O3 out!!
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tikkafan  [Member]
2/28/2007 11:34:43 PM
All the BH blue box I've seen uses LC brass.
FALARAK  [Team Member]
2/28/2007 11:45:01 PM
All BH blue box I have ever had uses once fired military brass.
O3SKILL  [Team Member]
3/1/2007 12:16:40 AM
Thanks for responding gents. It has been a few years since I've had any BH's ammo, I guess I just didn't pay attention to the details in the past.

With the exception of the MK262...all of their .223 line is loaded to SAAMI specs correct?

Infamous  [Member]
3/1/2007 12:22:45 AM

Originally Posted By O3SKILL:
I ran across a box of Black Hills remanufactured .223 and all the brass was marked WCC 04 with a NATO headstamp. I've used BH reman .223 before, but never noticed military brass.

Thanks...O3 out!!


ive seen a few in a recentb batch of softpoints; most of mine are LC though
kalwasart  [Member]
3/2/2007 9:00:55 AM
Black Hills does not make cases or projectiles they purchase components and load and they do a very good job at it.

Art-SSA
JRandyH  [Member]
3/2/2007 9:47:51 AM
I have bought some over the last year and it had mixed headstamps also.
JR
john480  [Member]
3/2/2007 11:53:22 AM
if you buy red or blackbox they do use there on brass ,only on the blue box they use mil brass

Originally Posted By kalwasart:
Black Hills does not make cases or projectiles they purchase components and load and they do a very good job at it.

Art-SSA
FMJ  [Team Member]
3/2/2007 1:50:44 PM
I bought my third case and found 1 OLD LC Headstamp in the 80`s The rest was 06 WCC and LC

I love the 77 and 75 best
Dave_A  [Team Member]
3/2/2007 6:43:14 PM

Originally Posted By O3SKILL:
I ran across a box of Black Hills remanufactured .223 and all the brass was marked WCC 04 with a NATO headstamp. I've used BH reman .223 before, but never noticed military brass.

Thanks...O3 out!!


All BH re-manufactured is loaded with surplus military brass...

Dave_A  [Team Member]
3/2/2007 6:44:38 PM

Originally Posted By O3SKILL:
Thanks for responding gents. It has been a few years since I've had any BH's ammo, I guess I just didn't pay attention to the details in the past.

With the exception of the MK262...all of their .223 line is loaded to SAAMI specs correct?



Yes, it is SAAMI .223, not 5.56 NATO...

It's just loaded into recycled brass...

BH is a professional loading company, not a components mfg....

A very very good professional reloading company...
FALARAK  [Team Member]
3/2/2007 6:53:45 PM

Originally Posted By Dave_A:
[All BH re-manufactured is loaded with surplus military brass...



Nope.

*most* BH is loaded with surp military brass. We have seen some commercial brass headstamps being used from time to time in a box.
JHill  [Member]
3/2/2007 9:51:27 PM
Yep--I have a few Federal cases w/ a crimped primer pocket.
FMJ  [Team Member]
3/3/2007 6:16:38 AM
I wish LC would go with there older head stamp like in the 80S

easy to see with older eyes
tyman  [Team Member]
3/3/2007 6:36:07 AM

Originally Posted By FALARAK:

Originally Posted By Dave_A:
[All BH re-manufactured is loaded with surplus military brass...



Nope.

*most* BH is loaded with surp military brass. We have seen some commercial brass headstamps being used from time to time in a box.


+1

My red box .308 says "BHA Match .308" on it.

My blue box .223 75grn is LC nato stamp.
FALARAK  [Team Member]
3/3/2007 11:27:51 AM

Originally Posted By tyman:
My red box .308 says "BHA Match .308" on it.


Red box is not "re-manufactured" which is what we were discussing. Red box is new ammo.


My blue box .223 75grn is LC nato stamp.


LC is mil-surp.... so that fits the typical mold. What I was saying - is that even in the blue-box ammo, you occasionaly see commercial headstamps - it isnt all LC or WCC.
FMJ  [Team Member]
3/5/2007 7:08:08 AM
We need a Black Hills FACTS Page
tyman  [Team Member]
3/5/2007 10:24:01 AM

Originally Posted By FALARAK:

Originally Posted By tyman:
My red box .308 says "BHA Match .308" on it.


Red box is not "re-manufactured" which is what we were discussing. Red box is new ammo.


My blue box .223 75grn is LC nato stamp.


LC is mil-surp.... so that fits the typical mold. What I was saying - is that even in the blue-box ammo, you occasionaly see commercial headstamps - it isnt all LC or WCC.


Correct, I was reaffirming what you said.
JRandyH  [Member]
3/5/2007 5:19:34 PM
I notice the black hills ammo I have purchased in the last year is not as accurate as some I bought in the 80's and 90's. Its all blue box. I am wondering if the mixed headstamps is contributing to the problem. The WCC cases use that strange gapped crimp and the LC uses the normal taper crimp. They don't get all the crimp out of the old WCC brass and it looks rough around the bullet area.
JRandyH
joeranger  [Member]
3/5/2007 9:12:33 PM
I just bought a couple of 52gr hp blue boxes without realizing that they were 223. I normally shoot m855. Will there be a big ballistic difference?
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