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Thread: What have you made from 30-06 brass?

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    What have you made from 30-06 brass?

    Real original and thought provoking I know;but I was doing a mental check list deciding wether or not to sell some 06 brass, standard not military! I could make more 8mm, 22-250 etc, what do you or have you made ?

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    44 Auto Mag but Starline take the pain from cutting, forming and reaming the brass.
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    Back in late 60's, early 70's - 300 Savage, 8 x 57 - 06 brass was 6 cents a pound - 55 gallon drums at the surplus store (real Army surplus).

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    44x1.6" same case capacity and length as a 445 Super Mag (middle in the pic) , and 44x1.8" out of an AR10/LR308 or modern bolt action it is equal to 444marlin (right in the pic). Left one is 357AR (max rimless from 223 brass)
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    Moleman; love the avatar, and would like more info on that 357ar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nagantguy View Post
    would like more info on that 357ar!
    Me too!

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    Other than onesies just to prove to myself that I could do it if I had to, the only three that I can think of are 7.65 Argentine Mauser, 6.5-06 and .35 Whelen. The last two hardly qualify as they are simple one step necking operations.

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    25,270,280 the 06' sisters .
    257 Roberts ,7x57, 8x57 , 9x57
    22-250 , 243 , 308 , 358 , 45 Raptor
    45 Colts rimless , 45Colts plus to Ruger cylinder length for shot shells.
    45 GAP, ACP .

    Rowland , mag and rimless Schofield are on deck .
    A guy should use up everything he can get out of every piece of brass .
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    I make 7.92x57js (OK, 8mm) for the Gew88/05.

    I've been thinking about doing something for .45acp, but don't know if I want to deal with case walls that start out as too thick.

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    7.7 Jap

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    270, 6.5x55, 35 Whelan, 240 Gibbs, 270 Gibbs 7.65 Argentine, 280 AI

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    it started with 25-06 and went to .338-06 and 9.3 x 62mm Mauser

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    Well done gents! This is why I'm keeping my mountain of 06!

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    7.65 Argentine. Mostly because I got a trim die with a set of dies purchased from a member. Actually used .270 Win because I can use the .30-06 brass and I don't have a .270.
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    I'm simple. 25-06 and .35 Whelen.
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    7.65 Argentine / Belgian Mauser
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    7.7 Jap, 8mm, 7.65 Argentine.
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    243 win,.308 win,. 358 win,. and 7x57

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    I forgot about the 7.7 and 280 AI .
    In the time of darkest defeat,our victory may be nearest. Wm. McKinley.

    I was young and stupid then I'm older now. Me 1992

    About that rally point, the soap and mail boxes fall on blind eyes and deaf ears,the ballot box is manipulated,it would seem we are fast running out options....

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