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Old 02-20-2009, 05:18 AM
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Can I use my Ď222 Rem full length dieĒ to resize a 223 or 222 Rem Mag; creating a 222 rem with a longer neck (which would need to be trimmed).
I ask this because Iíve recently found just under 1000 pieces of 223 and 222 rem mag brass in my late grandfathers collection. I donít have a 223, but I do have two 222 Rems.
If this is a go ahead, is there anything I should know, maybe a trick or two you guys could enlighten me on?
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:41 AM
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I'm thinking your gonna have one heck of a time setting back the 223 shoulder in a 222 die.

I would wager the price of 50pcs of new virgin brass that you'd need a form die to pull this off, and that is still slim odds of it working.

Save yourself the anguish go buy some brass.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:08 AM
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Can I use my ‘222 Rem full length die” to resize a 223 or 222 Rem Mag; creating a 222 rem with a longer neck (which would need to be trimmed).
I ask this because I’ve recently found just under 1000 pieces of 223 and 222 rem mag brass in my late grandfathers collection. I don’t have a 223, but I do have two 222 Rems.
If this is a go ahead, is there anything I should know, maybe a trick or two you guys could enlighten me on?
Save yourself time, money , and frustration and buy some match 222 rem brass.
i have some of each and can tell you that it is just not worth it....
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:48 AM
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Thanks for the fast reply guys! I figured that this idea would be more of a headache than reloading should be! Now, do I sell the brass or buy a new toy and make use of the brass? hmmmmmmmmmmmm... I've always wanted a mini14!
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:13 AM
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I was just gonna say..."Now you got a good reason to go buy a 223."

Gun buyers...we're a bunch of enablers.

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Old 02-20-2009, 07:22 AM
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Thanks for the fast reply guys! I figured that this idea would be more of a headache than reloading should be! Now, do I sell the brass or buy a new toy and make use of the brass? hmmmmmmmmmmmm... I've always wanted a mini14!
You have 222 REM mag brass?
here's what you do - find a cheap 223, send it to Paul Reibin, and have him make you up a 6X47 in a nice varmint rig!
or, send ME the 222 rem mag bras and I'll have him rebarrel one of my single shots into 6.5X47!
(always wanted one after shooting a friend's 7X222rem mag)
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:28 AM
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I have reformed hundreds (over 500 ) .223 to .222 . Just make sure they are well lubricated including inside the neck before you run them in full length die , don't rush when resizing take your time pulling press handle , less chances collapsing shoulder then just trim them to length .Also you should turn necks because necks might be to thick .One more thing , some brass is to thick and hard to reform. Other then that it is easy.
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:32 AM
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I have reformed hundreds (over 500 ) .223 to .222 . Just make sure they are well lubricated including inside the neck before you run them in full length die , don't rush when resizing take your time pulling press handle , less chances collapsing shoulder then just trim them to length .Also you should turn necks because necks might be to thick .One more thing , some brass is to thick and hard to reform. Other then that it is easy.
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Unless I was shooting a custom chamber I would not go through this hassle of reforming and neck turning for the price of brass - I'd rather spend my time shooting.

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Unless I was shooting a custom chamber I would not go through this hassle of reforming and neck turning for the price of brass - I'd rather spend my time shooting.

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You are correct about a hassle but I have tons of free brass and I have lots of time on my hands in addition to that I like tinkering .
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I did just that about 10 years ago and learned two things....
firstly, it can be done..
secondly, it's not worth the trouble....
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You are correct about a hassle but I have tons of free brass and I have lots of time on my hands in addition to that I like tinkering .
Time is what I do NOT have lots of!
Crap, it seems my days off all I do is buy and transfer stuff, and send it, pick it up, and then IF I'm lucky, a little bit of range time.
I load , fix, and generally live in between work !!
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Time is what I do NOT have lots of!
Crap, it seems my days off all I do is buy and transfer stuff, and send it, pick it up, and then IF I'm lucky, a little bit of range time.
I load , fix, and generally live in between work !!
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I hear that loud and clear. I have two little boys. Need I say more???
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:49 PM
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I hear that loud and clear. I have two little boys. Need I say more???
Apparantly my wife has three kids - a 21 year old daughter and two boys , one 19 years old , and one 54 years old!!
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