I recently started reloading .222 Remington after a several year hiatus . Since .222 brass is fairly hard to source and .223 is almost layin' around on the ground everywhere I've been resizing .223 cases . Resize and deprime in one operation , then trim cases to length and turn the outside of the necks . Last step in prep is to deburr the case neck and primer pockets - every .223 case I've sized down has had a crimped primer . From there it's just prime charge and seat a bullet . I haven't done much sorting of brass yet , but do plan on separating the5.56 headstamps from the .223's since there are slight differences in capacity . Or so they say . If this rifle (Remington 722 vintage 1960 with Leupold 3-9 and a Timney trigger) will drive tacks with unsorted brass it may not be worth the effort . We'll see what the owner has to say after some testing .
1 month ago