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

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    started with 25-06, 270, 06AI, 6.5-06, 338-06. May try something else if the urge strikes

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    25-06, scrap. When I was 17 I scrapped some military brass getting the bullets out.

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    7.7 Jap, 338-06, 30-06 AI, 9.3x62. and soon 9.3x57.

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    Good post, lots of stuff can obviously be made from '06 brass. Mine are 9.3 X 57, 9 X 57, 8 X 56 Mannlicher/Schoenauer and a couple I'd have to go look up. I haven't checked but I think I could make 6.5 X 54 M/S from '06 brass but with Hornady brass available it isn't worth the effort to me. For cast bullets in my 9.3 X 57 Husky and 8 X 56 M/S I had to thin the necks a bit. For jacketed bullets nothing was required.
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    35 Whelen and 8mm-06, might try the 7.65 Argie in the future.
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    8x57 Mauser.

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    In the early sixties made 7x57, 7.7 jap and 7.5 swiss from GI 06 brass

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    7.92X33 (8Kurz) For the Sturmgewehrs. Factory Boxer brass and loaded ammo is available but some things you do just because you can I guess.
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    Lots of 8X57, 7.65X53 Mauser, and a few 9X57.
    I also made a few sample blanks with integral bullet in the 8X33 Kurz.
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    25-06 in 71 or so then on to 7.65 Arg, 8mm,6.5-06, 35 Whelen, 270, and 7.7 jap probably forgot a few too.
    Hell, I was there!

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    In old AR's, somebody made whistles out of 06 brass, another made fishing lures with multiple treble hooks.
    Tried to make a whistle, couldn't make it work. Woulda been great stocking stuffers.

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    44 spl, 44 mag and 44 spl & 44 mag shotshells

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    What have you made from 30-06 brass?

    Mostly 30-06 and some 270 Winchester.

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    I make .35 Brown-Whelen, the most radical form of the Whelen. This form removes most of the taper from the case, moves the shoulder well forward, and sharpens it considerably.

    You cannot shoot .35 Whelens in a .35 B-W chamber -- you'll split the shoulders.

    I form mine with a few grains of Bullseye and a little toilet paper to keep the charge back near the primer. You'll know you have the right charge when the report changes from "boom" to BANG!

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    6mm06 and 270
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    270 win 338-06. 375 whelen 400 whelen

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    22-250,6mm rem, 257 Roberts, 7mm Mauser, 6.5 x55, 25-06, 270, 8mm mauser, 8mm-06, 35 W, 6.5-06, 7.7 jap, 45 acp shot, and am probably missing some. Will not make cases for shorter, larger than 30 cal bullet cases like the 8 mm anymore due to being able to chamber in an 06 which will result in a blown up rifle

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    In the gun less category I made a 22-06 once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hicard View Post
    35 Whelen and 8mm-06, might try the 7.65 Argie in the future.
    Love it for the argie and the 7.7 jap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    I'm simple. 25-06 and .35 Whelen.
    Best, Thomas.
    Good friend of mine owned, had built a .35 Brown Whelen, he used 06 brass

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