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by AndyC
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: .308 Win brass to .44 Automag case
Replies: 9
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Re: .308 Win brass to .44 Automag case

I have a stash of 500 - minus a few lost at the range :mrgreen:

Still, the .308 brass is undoubtedly stronger, which is a plus - and one could possibly use 308, 30-06 and 270 brass for specific loads... eg "Oh, 270 headstamp - this is the hot load..." or whatever. It appeals to my tinkering nature.

Anyway, just thought it might be of general interest seeing the process.
by AndyC
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: .308 Win brass to .44 Automag case
Replies: 9
Views: 3238

Re: .308 Win brass to .44 Automag case

Yep, they'd be a good alternative for trimming in itself, but that wasn't the point of this post - I just wanted to show how this was done. One day I'll probably get one of those mini chop-saws ;)
by AndyC
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: .308 Win brass to .44 Automag case
Replies: 9
Views: 3238

Re: .308 Win brass to .44 Automag case

I have Starline brass. What if it becomes unavailable?
by AndyC
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: .308 Win brass to .44 Automag case
Replies: 9
Views: 3238

.308 Win brass to .44 Automag case

Some of you may have heard of this - cutting-down a .308, .30-'06 or .270 case to make .44 Automag brass, so for general interests' sake, here it is.

Leaving out some finer details, it pretty much involves sawing off a .308 case in the trim-die, filing it smooth in that same die (very hard - a file won't cut it) and then sticking that cut-down case into the reamer die and reaming out the inside of the case (so that a .44 bullet will fit):

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The small pile of brass just under the cut-off case-neck is actually the result of reaming inside the case; it's a substantial amount of brass.

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