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Posted: 2/14/2017 8:10:50 PM EDT
I've been out of reloading for couple years. Just starting up again and found a nice load of trimmed,primed and clean 223 cases that I forgot about. All they need is powder and bullets and Bette done. Since these came formed from a different AR can I still use these for a new build?
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 8:17:18 PM EDT
Sure, if they were sized properly to begin with.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 8:41:14 PM EDT
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Sure, if they were sized properly to begin with.
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I'm positive they were but Il double check anyway.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 11:13:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 12:28:12 AM EDT
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Take several and ensure they chamber (you should be able to drop the hammer) and eject normally.

If they do your golden.
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If he drops the hammer he'll have to re-prime them. Wouldn't chambering freely and ejecting be enough?

If they were stored properly the primers should be fine. I've had sized and primed brass stored in plastic ammo boxes for years and they worked just fine.

Link Posted: 2/15/2017 4:02:07 AM EDT
I figure since primers are packed in cardboard and stay good just about forever the same would hold true for primers stored in the shells
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 9:11:21 AM EDT
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