.45ACP brass

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by carver, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    I had a friend give me some .45 brass that he had picked up some where. I have been reloading it, but the primers don't want to fit the primer pocket very well. Have to use a little more force on some than on others. They are marked RA86, but don't know the order that should be read in. Anyone know just what this stuff is? It's good brass, and reloads well except for the primers not wanting to fit in all the primer pockets, but they do go when enough force is applied.
  2. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    It's military spec from Remington Arms 1986, swage the pocket and you'll have an easier go of it.

  3. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Thanks, that's just what I thought, and needed to know.
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    that stuff ought to last forever miles, I have a shoebox full of old military headstamp TZZ85 that I have cycled prolly 50 times or more and it still loads well;)
  5. medalguy

    medalguy Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    New Mexico
    Yep, military brass that is not loaded to top pressure will last almost forever.
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