Titan ReloadingInline FabricationWidenersADvertise here
RotoMetals2RepackboxLee Precision

Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: What bullet can we swage from the scads of short FC .223 cases we have?

  1. #1
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    N. Canton, Ohio
    Posts
    294

    What bullet can we swage from the scads of short FC .223 cases we have?

    I pic up 1000's of .223/5.56 cases at various ranges. some ranges I've been at dont care if i just scoop them out of their barrels of brass. Since the scrap prices have gone drasticly, they done care much if you collect the brass.
    Anyway, I get 100's of FC (federal) .223 brass with crimped primers that are really short. I use some for 300 BLK but id rather use LC for 300 blk
    Do any of you gentlemen use .223 cases for some projectiles.?? Could I just chop off the case head and the case mouth and have what it amounts to is a brass tube?

  2. #2
    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Bozoland Mt.
    Posts
    1,529
    Depending on hw much work you want to put into it, they could be utilized for any projectile from 30- 38 caliber. Some swagers are even using the scrap from cutting to .300 BO, and making bullets out of the neck shoulder portion.
    To lazy to chase arrows.
    Clodhopper

  3. #3
    Boolit Master

    rancher1913's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    plains of colorado
    Posts
    2,345
    they work for 357 mag pills
    if you are ever being chased by a taxidermist, don't play dead

  4. #4
    Boolit Buddy

    flyer1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    388
    Quote Originally Posted by rancher1913 View Post
    they work for 357 mag pills
    Please, expand on this.

  5. #5
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    1,140
    Quote Originally Posted by flyer1 View Post
    Please, expand on this.
    Punny!

  6. #6
    Boolit Mold


    35whelenshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    28
    I use them to make 358 rifle bullets and 375 rile bullets is swage them both from 223/5.56 brass they make great bullets.
    Respectfully
    Mike


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Respectfully

  7. #7
    Vendor Sponsor


    BT Sniper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Oregon next to the river
    Posts
    5,345
    375 cal bullets are excellent from 223.
    BTX Star Crimp Die
    Back in stock with new low price!
    Click link below!

    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...Star-Crimp-Die


    also check in and say hello on my new face book page!
    https://www.facebook.com/BTSniper-153949954674572/

  8. #8
    Boolit Buddy

    flyer1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    388
    Quote Originally Posted by JimB.. View Post
    Punny!
    Didn't realize I made a pun. Was asking for more info on the 357 bullets.

  9. #9
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    1,140
    Quote Originally Posted by flyer1 View Post
    Didn't realize I made a pun. Was asking for more info on the 357 bullets.
    BTSniper had a thread about it, I seem to recall him updating it when he lost all his pictures some time back. Don’t recall if he was making them from the tops or bottoms.

  10. #10
    Boolit Mold


    35whelenshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    28
    Quote Originally Posted by JimB.. View Post
    BTSniper had a thread about it, I seem to recall him updating it when he lost all his pictures some time back. Donít recall if he was making them from the tops or bottoms.
    Use the bottoms of the 223/5.56



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Respectfully

  11. #11
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Logan, Ut.
    Posts
    432
    9 mm brass is close to same head diameter and just as easy to find, doesn't need to be cut. Makes nice 357 & 40 cal. bullets. Except for 308, all mine are for pistol so far and do everything I want them to. But if you want to cut both ends off and make a tube, I would imagine the only thing stopping you is YOU ! If you try it out, keep us in the loop with your venture.
    Good Judgment comes from Experience, Experience comes from Bad Judgment !

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Abbreviations used in Reloading

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