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Thread: .223 Brass ID Please

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    .223 Brass ID Please

    I got given around 500 of these a couple of years ago, I always assumed it was Military brass, anyway, got lots of time on my hands at the moment and got this stuff out yesterday. I have plenty of .223 brass but as it is sat there doing nothing I might as well see if its any good to use.
    I have seen videos of people bashing primers out and then removing the 'Military Crimp' so I had a go and popping the primers out with my Lee decapping die and they popped out with no problem at all, as far as I can see there is no crimp and I can seat new primers with no problem.
    The brass appears to be a lot better quality than even than my Lapua stuff, so am I missing something or is this not Military Brass??

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    I think it may be Chinese made by Norinco.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    CJ headstamp - China North Industries Corp., (NORINCO)
    Without a doubt there is a crimp in your picture.

    Was known to be a little hot...

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    Cheers guys, after looking around the net it appears it is not great for reloading so I will add it to the brass pile for the scrap man.

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