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Posted: 12/28/2012 11:11:55 PM EDT
I recently ordered about 1700 Lake City once fired crimped 223 brass. I am a little confused because I thought that military brass (as this was advertised) was 5.56, however I am reloading for 223. Is there such a thing as 5.56 LC brass, and 223 LC brass?
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:51:07 PM EDT
in terms of brass, there is NO difference between 223 and 556 brass, its the same (except for head stamp of course).

Swag out the crimp, size and trim that stuff, and you're in business. LC is good brass.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 2:25:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By the-fly:
in terms of brass, there is NO difference between 223 and 556 brass, its the same (except for head stamp of course).

Swag out the crimp, size and trim that stuff, and you're in business. LC is good brass.


Agreed. Excellent brass for any type load.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:12:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 11:20:46 AM EDT
Hey...

Can I ask where you are finding a good place to order Lake City Brass from ???

I am in need of some .223 brass, and not having alot of Luck.
Thanks
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 4:17:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 4:51:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By marshall18:
I recently ordered about 1700 Lake City once fired crimped 223 brass. I am a little confused because I thought that military brass (as this was advertised) was 5.56, however I am reloading for 223. Is there such a thing as 5.56 LC brass, and 223 LC brass?


Not sure why ATK is crimping .223 brass. Used to be, commercial brass did not have crimped-in primers. Anyway, the reason I used to like LC NATO 1X was because it was charged to a little higher pressure than SAAMI to get the projectiles up to .mil spec speed. So, if one observed SAAMI pressures in the reloading of same, the case would have had a bit more pressure proof testing than the commercial stuff. Not a biggy though.

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