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  1. #1

    Once fired Cases

    Can anyone answer this query for me please.

    Classic Lee Loader - On instructions it says about using cases fired from your own rifle.

    Question is - I have about 100 once fired cases however I know that one (unsure which one) did not come from my rifle.
    Do I need to find this case?
    Is it ok to use this case? if not why not?
    How do I find it?


    Thanks

  2. #2
    It wont chamber in your rifle it should be easy to find

  3. #3
    Previously fired cases from your own rifle will have been fire-formed to your rifle's chamber dimensions and can therefore be safely neck sized only.

    Fired cases from other rifles might not chamber in your rifle if only neck sized - they could if the other rifle's chamber dimensions are smaller - and will therefore benefit from a full length resize.

    The benefits of neck sizing only will be covered at length in many of the better reloading manuals.

  4. #4
    The Lee Classics neck sizes only. A case fired in another rifle may not fit once resized.

    So try each case in your rifle before beginning to load.~Muir

  5. #5
    you might be lucky.

    I have 2 x .270 and 200 once fired cases from my fathers (3rd)
    the cases will chamber in all the rifles if from the 3rd rifle but if I try to use fire formed cases from the BSA they wont chamber without a stiff bolt downwards.

    some just have bigger chambers

    been playing with the loader yet?!
    I just bought another one! addicted to basics

  6. #6
    And one thing to be careful of is that the case may jam in your chamber...

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    you might be lucky.

    I have 2 x .270 and 200 once fired cases from my fathers (3rd)
    the cases will chamber in all the rifles if from the 3rd rifle but if I try to use fire formed cases from the BSA they wont chamber without a stiff bolt downwards.

    some just have bigger chambers

    been playing with the loader yet?!
    I just bought another one! addicted to basics
    Bewsher500

    I have de-primed all the cases, re-necked them and gave them a wee clean! I've stopped after that as I will now need to decide what primers, powder and bullets to purchase...
    Also was not too happy with the one unknown case hence the thread.
    Bought a manual primer too however I did not realise you needed to purchase a case holder so I will need to get one from somewhere.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    The Lee Classics neck sizes only. A case fired in another rifle may not fit once resized.

    So try each case in your rifle before beginning to load.~Muir
    Just finished chambering all the empty cases and they all fit into the rifle so are they safe to use?
    Last edited by Aqueous Osprey; 09-08-2012 at 20:55.

  9. #9
    yes, depending on what vast quantity of powder you intend to fill them with....

    which primer seater? Lee?

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    yes, depending on what vast quantity of powder you intend to fill them with....

    which primer seater? Lee?
    Yes a Lee ERGO prime .243 cal case holder.

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