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    07-11-2018, 09:39 PM
    OK guys, I figured out what that case is. It's a Johnson Spitfire. A .30 Carbine case reformed to take a .223 boolit. The one I found that has the Lake City headstamp was obviously a GI case reworked to be a Spitfire. A search on the Johnson...
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    07-10-2018, 10:25 PM
    True here too. I load .223 well below 5.56X45 military velocity for blasting ammo. They still work the rifles just fine and hit the 100 and 200 yd. gongs with authority. 300 too for that matter! When I make cases for 7.92X33/8Kurz from misc....
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    07-10-2018, 10:14 PM
    Thought about the Fireball but the difference in case diameter is what is really hard to figure. Is not the Fireball case head the same diameter of the .223? This case is smaller diameter but has the headstamp of a 5.56X45. No rim. I'll see about...
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    07-10-2018, 12:33 AM
    Was picking up my brass after shooting Sunday and found an odd ctg. case that I never saw before and do not see in any reloading manuals I have. It appears to be made from a .223 case as it has a LC 69 headstamp. But the head dia. is .355 ...
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    06-23-2018, 10:44 PM
    I always do in a vice on the Bridgeport. Thing is the barrel/action has to be clocked straight up then the barrel center found then drill/tap holes spaced as needed. The clocking can be an issue depending on what you have to go by on any particular...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check