FC headstamp on 223

AR Precision

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Yes it can be normal, you can trim all the way to 1.730 but I try to at least trim to 1.740. If you trim to 1.740 you will be fine. You should be able to reload your brass a few times with out trimming. Unless you want all your trim length to be exactly the same length range brass I don't really care but then there are times I do care so it's up to you ! I hope this helps. Have a good reloading day!Ar Guy
 
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I like to trim my brass at 1.749 -1.750. So the FC head stamps that I get as range pickup always seem to be short. So I am saving them to resell to people that make 300 black out. I will sell them cheap. I use to just bring to the scrap yard and trade for lead but would rather help out a fellow reloader who makes 300b black out.
 

AR Precision

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I like to trim my brass at 1.749 -1.750. So the FC head stamps that I get as range pickup always seem to be short. So I am saving them to resell to people that make 300 black out. I will sell them cheap. I use to just bring to the scrap yard and trade for lead but would rather help out a fellow reloader who makes 300b black out.
I'm interested in buying from you with a good price maybe! Let me know what you could do?
 
Ok how is this for a deal.... I am busy this weekend rebuilding my prep work bench so may not get to it. I will get a count and let you know. How about trading some 9mm for the 223 brass? Oh btw the brass has been deprimed - sized and cleaned NOT TRIMMED as it is shorter than what I like to use.
 

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Ok how is this for a deal.... I am busy this weekend rebuilding my prep work bench so may not get to it. I will get a count and let you know. How about trading some 9mm for the 223 brass? Oh btw the brass has been deprimed - sized and cleaned NOT TRIMMED as it is shorter than what I like to use.
I would like some but it depends on when i need it and the price. And when you have it available. Give my the terms and if I can I will buy from you sometime I hope!
I do have some 9 mm, will have to count it. lol
 
HI Andy79Z28, I've been separating my brass by manufacturer. I have also experienced the FC 223 brass being short. I reload the FC 223 brass and have not had any problems with it. I only run middle weights of powder, per my "Sierra Manual," that way I can get more bang for my buck. Just passing it along for info. I load it for an early 1980's Ruger Mini 14.
 
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