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Posted: 8/29/2004 2:34:29 PM EST
I was looking at some reloading equipment.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:02:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:19:37 PM EST
Hmmmm ok, what do most people use when reloading 5.45? I realize this may be nobody since prices are so cheap.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:38:08 PM EST
Well, since the ammo is, at least the Russian and Romanian 5.45x39 that I have seen, steel case and Berdan primed... you can't really reload it. I have yet to see any Boxer primed, brass case 5.45x39mm... has anyone here seen any?

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Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:39:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:03:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 5:03:46 PM EST by obershutze916]
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 12:19:46 AM EST
OK, thanks for the research. Guess I'll just buy a lot of Barnaul. The idea came up when I started looking at what options there were for .308 and 7.62 X 54R.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:38:05 PM EST
The .220 Russian/5.56x39mm is a 7.62x39mm case necked down to use .224" bullets. The 5.45x39mm is a totaly different case from the 7.62x39mm and uses .221" bullets.
All 5.45x39mm ammo made has berdan primed steel cases and there is no brass cases made.
Brass cases can be formed from 222 Remington brass by running them in a 5.45x39mm full length sizing die and trimming to length. RCBS makes a 5.45x39mm die set # 56065.
www.huntingtons.com/CustomDies.html
Bullets can be made from any weight .224" bullet by resizing it to .221". Lee will make a special order .221" Lube & Size die for $25.
www.leeprecision.com/cgi/catalog/browse.cgi?1094431173.3117=/html/catalog/lubesize.html
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