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Old 09-24-2005, 03:09 PM   #1
 
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Which Primers for 30-06?

Which primers do you use for reloading 30-06 - Specificaly the Korean PS-82 headstamped. I am using CCI large Rifle and they seem very tight to install.

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Old 09-24-2005, 03:15 PM   #2
 
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Keitha,

Did you remove the primer pocket crimp first???
SOP for all military brass, including Korean.

Even with the crimp removed it can be a bit difficult to insert primers in some military brass.

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Old 09-24-2005, 04:48 PM   #3
 
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I use CCI lr primers also. As Swampy said, be sure you have Completely removed Mil crimp. I have found that a few cases will seat tightly if I haven't removed the primer crimp enough. A little twist with my RCBS crimp remover, and their good to go. i have also used Remington 9 1/2 lr primers with great success.
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Old 09-24-2005, 05:29 PM   #4
 
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is the crimp the thin brass/copper looking ring left behind after I pressed the primer out? Can you elaborate on how to remove it?

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Old 09-24-2005, 06:02 PM   #5
 
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keitha,

There are several ways.

The simplest is to use a sharp knife blade and run the circumference of the primer pocket edge, taking off the turned in crimp. Slow, imprecise, and likely to leave you with incisions on the end of your thumb, but it works.

The next simplest is to use a chamfer tool. Doing it by hand works, but is SLLOOOOWWWW, as it usually takes several turns to get it all. If you can chuck the tool in a hand drill it helps, but this is not possible with most drills.

By far the easiest method is to use swaging tools made for this purpose. Swagers don't remove the crimp by taking off the metal, they actually swage the crimp back into the case, leaving a nice radius on the top edge of the pocket rim. RCBS makes a nice little set that works in a reloading press. Comes with swagers for both large and small pockets. Cartridge is irrelevent... the "die" is pretty much universal for all. THe set sells for about $20, IIRC.
The Cadillac of pocket swagers is the Dillon tool. Mucho expensivo, but the best method if you are doing mass volumes of military brass. The tool runs around $100 IIRC.

Personally, I use the RCBS set and have had great results. The best way to go if you have anywhere from a couple hundred to a couple thousand cases to do. Any less than that, just use the chamfer tool, any more, get the Dillon....

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Old 09-26-2005, 02:49 AM   #6
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Yeah, what Swampy said! I use a RCBS swager in my Rockchucker, on a good night I can de-crimp about 75 an hour.

I use WLR's. Work just fine. All you have to remember is to seat them a little deeper than flush.
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Old 09-26-2005, 05:33 AM   #7
 
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Retmsgt wrote:

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I use a RCBS swager in my Rockchucker, on a good night I can de-crimp about 75 an hour.


Only 75 an HOUR?? What are you doing the other 52-1/2 minutes???

Assuming that the brass has already been sized and de-primed, I can run a hundred cases through the RCBS swager in about 10 minutes. Upwards of 5-600 an hour......

Am I missing something here??? :

Just curious...

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Old 09-26-2005, 05:49 AM   #8
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Swampy, evidently my 'Laziness-index' is alot higher than yours. Seriously, I take my time with that as I do with everything about reloading. Plus, they get primed with my RCBS hand-primer as they come out of the Rockchucker.

I do love that Swager though. Beats a hand-reamer all to H###!
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