Hello to all:
Although I've been doing pistol calibers exclusively the last few months since I began this hobby, I recently started doing some research on .223 Remington. I've got a Mini-14, and a Bushmaster AR-15 that consume those in mass from time to time.
First, I have noticed that a lot of lower cost 1X fired available brass is military crimped, and in fact seems to be plentiful.
Second, I was looking into what it took to remove that crimp. I found a archived thread about a lot of folks debating various tools and methods from 2005.
After some other investigation, I came upon this little jewel, which seems to have higher recommendation for swaging the pocket, rather than reaming.
I also noted they are using what looks to be a Lee Classic single stage press, which is good because that is one that I have (the other being the C-frame type).
The price looks great, and I am going by the recommendation of this article.
Questions for the erudite crowd here:
1. Is the CH4D company (they seem to make a lot of neat stuff) OK? Haven't seen much mention of them on this site.
2. If you have experience with this sort of thing, does it reliably do the job?
Thanks for any advice here.