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Thread: A couple of Lapua .308 brass

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    A couple of Lapua .308 brass

    Im wanting too see how tight my neck of my 7-08 is so anyone got a couple of peices of brass spare I can resize and see if it chambers okay without reaming the neck
    Cheers
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    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!
    Another 7mm08 shooter!

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    hi bk if it helps when i started loading my 7 08 i got lapua brass in 308 and necked it down
    it was fine good idea to get a couple to try first though
    regards pete .

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    Thanks Pete. Ive heard that the necked down can be tight in some chambers if not turned. Thats why itd be good to give a couple a try
    Cheers
    ...................................
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!
    Another 7mm08 shooter!

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    Factory chambers tend to be reasonably generous, so I'd be surprised if it didn't fit: I've resized 308 brass down to 243 and it still chambered: not recommended as it was a tad tight...

    In theory the thickness should roughly increase in the same proportion as the diameter decreases, I reckon Lapua 308 is around 15 thou, so it'll roughly end up as: 15*308/284=16.3: i.e. if your fired brass measures comfortably (say a couple of thou) over 0.317" around the neck, you'll probably be OK.

    That said, if you want to try it, I can probably spare a couple: they won't be new or even once-fired though...

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    That would be great, just to get an idea before buying a load.
    PM me your details and Ill drop you some money through Paypal
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    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!
    Another 7mm08 shooter!

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    I tried unsucessfully to neck down 308 cases to 7-08 , couldn't get them to chamber cleanly. A friend gave me some 260 rem cases which necked ok and i got some 7-08 cases. Interested to hear how you get on tho. I have once fired 308 federal cases you can have and a few lapua if i can find them.
    ATB

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