do you size new brass?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by garydude, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. garydude

    garydude Member

    Just curious, I just ordered some new brass from starline, and had planned on sizing it prior to reloading. But got me wondering, is this necessary, and do other people do this? Thanks for your input!
  2. jdon72

    jdon72 Member

    Feb 3, 2009
    Gary, sheck out some previous forums. I posted two in the last 45 days about new brass. Check them out and you will get all the answers you need.


  3. garydude

    garydude Member

    Will do J,
    Sorry for newb mistake of not searching first. (Just didn't want to count flags or type February 9, 2001 AGAIN.)
  4. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    The short answer is YES.

  5. jdon72

    jdon72 Member

    Feb 3, 2009
    No prob, just thought all the responses will assure you to resize. It seems odd to 'fix' the 'NEW' brass, but that will fix anymistakes they made.

  6. Yes, and check for length after sizing.
    I've learned that the worst offender for overly long brass, straight from the factory before sizing is .32 Winchester Special brass, with .30-30 a close second.
  7. flintlock

    flintlock Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2007
    Upstate NY
    ALways size and check the length of new brass.
  8. garydude

    garydude Member

    Thanks guys, do appreciate it. I should have clarified, its 45ACP brass that I ordered. Still hold true for pistol brass?
  9. jdon72

    jdon72 Member

    Feb 3, 2009
  10. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2009
  11. oldreliable45120

    oldreliable45120 New Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    Yes you should. Brass sometimes gets dinged up a bit in transit.I always fl size, trim, chamfer,and square the primer pockets, on all new brass.
  12. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    always size brass.
  13. medalguy

    medalguy Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    New Mexico
    Size and trim both, as almost all new brass requires this.
  14. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    Yep. Size it, trim it to square up the mouths and de-burr the flash hole.

  15. BobMcG

    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Another yup here. Size & trim and check pockets.
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