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Cutting Brass

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by CaughtSteelin, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. CaughtSteelin

    CaughtSteelin Oregon Member

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    So someone told me a .223 and .380 brass case are the same. Anyone ever try cutting a .223 down to spec? It would be one **** of a case with the rifle walls (thickness). Just curious...CS
     
  2. bmgm37

    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    I am not sure if .380 is the same, but I have cut .223 down and made .30mauser ammo for my Broomhandle and it worked great. Commercial .223 brass would be thinner than Military Brass
     
  3. jib

    jib Central OR Active Member

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    The wall thickness would be a problem, .355" + 2 wall thickness = a diameter that will not fit a 380acp chamber, inside case reaming would be required. If the case volume is different 380acp load data would not apply.