I'm going over a batch of old Brass, some were old loads, that I am going to be reloading for my Father in Laws 30-06, have some questions
Living on the Island, it doesn't appear I can go down and grab a bag of new Brass so there will be delay there otherwise I'd probably just start new. But these may be just fine also, so don't need to toss them just yet, Right ? There's 67 pcs total.
So these are some really old handloads, one batch said 1/11/96 on it and had 52gr of 4350 written on the box (for 180gr Speers). Pretty sure these are loaded with Improved Military 4350, (loaded by Grampa with stuff he had from the 60's)I tossed the powder as some of the loads had big corrosion on them, some of the powder even clumped a bit. I do have about four lbs of that same powder in good condition so planning to rework the load as it is for a different rifle now,
(by the way, anybody know if I should I use H4350 #'s or IMR 4350 #'s to compare?) I'll look that up but thought someone might know off hand. I was pretty sure it was H4350, but that load 52gr would be well below minimum for the Speer RNSP, IMR 4350, it is right at minimum.
and the brass, all total 67 pcs is a variety of three or more brands. Some look really old with a fair bit of corrosion on them.
So I'm just polishing it all up, uniformed the Primer Pockets, and Chamfer/Deburred them.
Now, when Chamfer/Deburring some of them didn't come out smooth, kinda rough edge, so is that an indication of old brass I shouldn't mess with? All the necks look good, plan on taking a good look after vibrating on them a while.
Also, some of them measured out a fair bit shorter than the "Trim To" length. Like as short as 2.474-2.479, when the book case trim to length is 2.484
If they are that short, should I toss them away? I have 55 of them that are above the 2.484 so just wondering about those short ones.
It's kind of a hodge podge of Brass I'm trying to salvage, what do you think?
Is the variety pack of Brass going to totally mess with my reloading work up information from the range? Don't need these to be 1/4" groups, just 30-06 Hunting, as in minute of Deer, but it'd be nice to get some 1 1/2" on paper, encouragement for him.