Posted 17 January 2006 - 09:39 PM
I've been saving most of my brass for the last year because I knew I would eventually start reloading. I have 175 pieces of Winchester 223 brass, and 800 pieces of Lake City 223 brass. I've read that LC brass has thicker case walls (NATO standards), and therefore has less room for powder, which translates to higher pressures. But it's still good brass, isn't it? Will I need to decrease powder levels due to the thicker case walls? Do reloading manuals cover all this info? I have two on the way. I'm new at this, but I figure I'll start with the LC brass and work up a good load. I think 800 rounds of 223 will get me thru a Cedarville trip without running out. Eventually I'll get more Winchester brass and probably stick with that once the LC wears out. Or, do I "need" more brass now? I don't shoot as much as some of you guys, I'm probably "average".