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Old 03-19-2005, 03:46 AM   #1
 
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Korean KA ammo

I'm just getting into reloading, in fact, I don't even have my press yet, but I do have a question. I have little bit of KA ammo lying around, and while I know the cleaning process for cleaning with corrosive ammo, I just can't get over the idea of shooting that nasty stuff in my most beloved weapon. Is it possible(wise?) to pull those rounds apart and punch the primers, then reload with regular primers and maybe back off the loading a bit, and reload? It IS just the primers that are corrosive, right? What say you gentlemen?
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Old 03-19-2005, 04:36 AM   #2
 
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I think you'd spend alot less time and effort cleaning your firearm than you would pulling the bullets etc. If your really that set on not runnining it thru your rifle, sell the ammo to someone and buy some new GI brass from someone like Bartlett reloaders, or just buy some noncorrosive ammo.
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Old 03-19-2005, 08:52 AM   #3
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Flinch makes a good point, however if you don't mind the extra work here's what I'd do. I'd pull the bullets, save the powder, deprime the cases, put the brass in the tumbler and clean it up, uniform the primer pockets (Sinclair tool), & Check case lenght. Then I'd reload the cases with the powder saved and bullets using Winchester WLR prmers. To save time you could dump the powder into empty cases as you pull the bullets and later dump that charge back into the orginal case. As you can see this whole deal can take up a lot of time. Then again, it's an ok project if you have time to spare.
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Old 03-19-2005, 08:57 AM   #4
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Forgot to tell ya you would have to remove the crimp from the primer pockets before you use the Sinclair primer pocket uniformer.
Too much work for most people for what you would get, but then we have too much snow here today too. But instead of playing this KA salvage game, I'm off to the skeet range!!!!!
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Old 03-19-2005, 05:01 PM   #5
 
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Forgot to tell ya you would have to remove the crimp from the primer pockets before you use the Sinclair primer pocket uniformer.
I found that the primer pockets on the KA brass is a hair smaller than regular primers. I had to use a primer pocket swager for a regular primer to fit.

I would do is shoot the KA ammo, clean the gun very well to corrive removal specs (some people use Windex, hot soapy water, plain water, or even the facney corrosive cleaners. Keep the windex away from the brass, it's contains a brass unfriendly chemical called Amoniana. It would be better if I could spell).

Drop the KA brass in hot soapy water, dry, then tumble until shinny with your favorate media. Deprime, clean the primer pockets very well (corrosive primers, remember?), swagger, trim, and then retumble to remove brass shavings, and crud from resizing and from the primer pockets.

You can get Mil pulled 30-06 for 1000 casings for about 100 bucks from the mil pull suppliers.

Enjoy!
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Old 03-20-2005, 04:35 PM   #6
 
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Sounds like you guys are right. I figured that mainly since I was just starting out with reloading, it would be a good practice for me more than anything. That just sounds like more time spent than necessary though.
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