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Posted: 4/1/2006 11:05:54 AM EDT
I buy XM193 and M855 but do not shoot much of it because it is crimped. I keep most of it for SHTF. I shoot WWB and now the Walmart Remington because I do alot of reloading and do not want to mess with swagging the primer pockets. I can easily reload the WWB and Remington and am wondering if AE223 has the crimp, and if there is a bulk ammo out there that does not have the primer crimped in? Thanks
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 11:33:20 AM EDT
I know nothing about reloading but from what I hear you cant reload federal american egale cases whats so ever I think it is due to the cases being so thin. I what till you heard from someone that knows what there talking about before you stock up on that stuff for real.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 11:41:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2006 11:41:47 AM EDT by FALARAK]

Originally Posted By mimikamimi:
I buy XM193 and M855 but do not shoot much of it because it is crimped. I keep most of it for SHTF. I shoot WWB and now the Walmart Remington because I do alot of reloading and do not want to mess with swagging the primer pockets. I can easily reload the WWB and Remington and am wondering if AE223 has the crimp, and if there is a bulk ammo out there that does not have the primer crimped in? Thanks



Federal AE223 normally comes with Federal "FC" marked brass which is not very desireable for reloading in .223, due to thick case walls and thin webs. It is commercial brass and does not have a crimped primer.

Lately, Federal has been using brass from their Lake City plant, which is excellent brass, but does indeed have crimped primers.

If you are concerned about reloading potential, sticking with Winchester or Remington commercial ammo is your best bet, and then Lake City and WCC crimped cases that require swaging.

That being said - swaging really aint a big deal if you get a Dillon super swage 600. Trimming is MUCH more of a pain than swaging will ever be.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 11:43:55 AM EDT
Georgia Arms ammo is uncrimped and usually good brass. Mainly LC, WWC, and Remington head stamps
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 11:45:00 AM EDT
Thanks for the response. I will check out the Dillon. I also just found a site that sells once fired Mil. brass that is swagged, cleaned, and polished for 40.00 a 1K.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 11:51:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mimikamimi:
Thanks for the response. I will check out the Dillon. I also just found a site that sells once fired Mil. brass that is swagged, cleaned, and polished for 40.00 a 1K.



That aint a bad price, but you can do better:

www.brassmanbrass.com/inventory-001.html

Remington commercial for $25/K.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 11:54:41 AM EDT
Wow great price on good brass! Sold, thanks again.

Mike
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:17:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FALARAK:

If you are concerned about reloading potential, sticking with Winchester or Remington commercial ammo is your best bet.



+87!
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 4:42:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FALARAK:

Federal AE223 normally comes with Federal "FC" marked brass which is not very desireable for reloading in .223, due to thick case walls and thin webs. It is commercial brass and does not have a crimped primer.




Your information is outdated.

All new Federal .223 has staked primers.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 6:10:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/3/2006 6:12:12 AM EDT by demigod]

Originally Posted By FedGunner:

Originally Posted By FALARAK:

Federal AE223 normally comes with Federal "FC" marked brass which is not very desireable for reloading in .223, due to thick case walls and thin webs. It is commercial brass and does not have a crimped primer.




Your information is outdated.

All new Federal .223 has staked primers.



You should have taken the time to finish reading the rest of his post!

Also, the primers are crimped, not staked. I'm not aware of ANY American ammo companies currently Staking primers.
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