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Posted: 1/28/2006 10:21:02 AM EDT
I've never reloaded bottleneck cartidges before (only straight wall pistol) and I've just bought some new unfired Lapua brass for my .308 Sako.

Do I have to do anything to it before priming, dumping powder and seating the head?

Do I have to measure and trim all the cases to length, chamfer the necks, etc or just go for it ???

Link Posted: 1/28/2006 10:55:27 AM EDT
I'd run the cases through a sizing die to straighten out the case mouths.

That's the least of the case prep actions required

Link Posted: 1/28/2006 1:51:02 PM EDT
Don't foget you'll need to lube the cases...
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 1:49:02 PM EDT
a check of case length and a possible trim might be in order.
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