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Posted: 7/20/2008 2:01:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2008 2:03:04 PM EDT by DOC_2009]
A local vendor has some WCC once fired brass for .223. He says he'll sell me 500 for $30 or 1000 for $50. The primers are crimped in. I was looking to get some Lake City once fired but I'm wondering if I should jump on this deal instead. Does anyone have any experience with WCC brass for .223? How does it hold up? How consistent is it? What kind of accuracy could I expect from it as compared to other brass? Do you think Lake City would be a better choice? Thanks in advance for all your input.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 2:19:24 PM EDT
Good stuff. If you don't want it, I'll buy if from you plus shipping.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 2:29:50 PM EDT
Buy it.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 4:28:43 PM EDT
Good brass.

Sooner or later you will need to learn how to deal with the crimped primer pocket.

Read the tutorial at the top of the page for more info.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 4:51:37 PM EDT
Some good $hit, get it at that price.
'Borg
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 5:14:11 PM EDT
Winchester brass is pretty good, that is the majority of my stock.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 6:30:30 PM EDT
If I'm correct, this stuff has a year stamped on it as well. Should I sort it by year or is it pretty consistent from year to year?

Thanks
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 7:26:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 7:33:33 PM EDT
great price. I would buy it.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:29:57 PM EDT
Good price..! You could possibly make a few bucks off that price if you're inclined to but *shrug*
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 9:43:50 PM EDT
+1 for WCC once fired.

I did a couple of group buys on it for the hometown board and it worked out well.

(I had it processed by a guy in Iowa for $30/K + $10/1.5K for S&H. Ended up right around $96/K with S&H and transport fees.

That brass is SOLID if you see an 01 or later head stamp. (thats all I have experience with ... I have not seen any WCC older than 01 in my buckets thus far)

Its VERY likely the bras is over the trim-to length...
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 5:09:42 AM EDT
WCC 84 is very common. It seems Winchester gets contracted for large lots, but only sporadically? It was a lot more common in the 60's. I think I have some 04 or 06. The thing that you have to watch is when any of the brass manufacturers redesign the case as far as dates. An example would be 30-06 WCC 62 and earlier and WCC 63 and later; those cases were different inside, in the webbing. I have never heard of differences in 5.56 cases by the same manufacturer. Other than that the lot to lot and date don't differ too much at all.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 6:00:10 AM EDT

LC, WCC, Rem, Win, anything but Fed Eagle (FC) are good brass.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 6:32:32 PM EDT
what's up with Fed Eag ?
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:04:03 PM EDT
WCC is real nice brass. Crimped primers add a extra set but you only need to deal with it once.

FC is crap, I scrap it right away.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 1:46:46 PM EDT
How is brand new Winchester brass ?
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:00:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BSOG1:
How is brand new Winchester brass ?


Have you read any of the posts in this thread? It is the same as the WCC but without a primer crimp
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:40:47 PM EDT
isn't WCC the same as Winchester ?
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:45:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BSOG1:
isn't WCC the same as Winchester ?


Yes, but with a crimp and fewer letters but more numbers...
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 3:18:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BSOG1:
How is brand new Winchester brass ?


Send me about 500, I'll do some testing and I'll get back to you. I will offer this service free of charge.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 3:39:17 PM EDT
Good stuff.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:09:38 PM EDT
ill send ya 500 , send me a check for 1200.00

this stuff is out of this world RARE......
never to be seen again

get it while you can.....Hurry
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