Re: Since 8mm Boxer Primed Brass Is Hard To Find...
There is a minor problem with this.
I used to make my 308 brass out of 30/06. Lots of ought six brass at the range. 308 brass cost money. No brainer. Then I bought an ought-three. Now I've got brass headstamped30/06 that won't fit my gun. So I believe I tossed all that.
I'm making 7mm Mauser out of 270 Winchester. Don't have a 270, and don't expect to get one. So I should be safe there. Making 9.3 x 57 out of 25/06. Bought some 9.3 once, and it turned out to be 8x57 that had been expanded. Since I have an 8, that brass will get sized back down. Don't want no complications.
As for the "someone will get this ammo and seeing the headstamp, think it is 30-06 and shoot it in a 30-06", I don't see that happening with someone with walking-about sense. You find a shell laying around, and you pick it up and shoot it in your gun? You care that little for your gun and your safety? Most reloaders will say, "I don't shoot other people's reloads". So, how do you know that the shell laying on the bench wasn't loaded by some idiot? That "factory-looking" 30/06 shell might be charged with 60 grains of Bullseye. I find ammo, occasionally. I pull the bullet, dump the powder and deprime it, then reload the brass. But I won't shoot it. I like my hands and eyes.
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy, and taste good with catsup - George of Lod, Year of Our Lord 297
I always take precautions.
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