has anyone tried doing this? i know you can buy the primers,and apparently americans are the only ones that dont reload this stuff. i have a ton of fired brass for 303 brit ect. just curious..
yes pm me! thanks so much!If you don't mind, I'd like to PM you. Then we can talk more and exchange e-mail addresses. I assure you that you don't need lots of money or space to reload. I know you can read. That's all you need to be able to do in order to reload. Do you want me to PM you ?
You're absolutely right, Nick.You can take that berdan brass to the scrap yard and they will pay you for it. I recently took a 5 gallon bucket of non reloadable brass to them and came away with about $50.00.
Just a thought.
I done gave up on that, bro! :09: I should have posted that reply as a quote as I was just talking about reloading boxer cases. If anyone actually does get that bored or desperate, you can get Berdan primers here: Huntington Reloading Supplies and here: RWS AmmunitionToolman if you can find berdan primers, go for it! What esle you gonna do in the winter in North Texas, have sex?
Hey in order to reload military surplus you have to ream were the old primer was too fit a new boxerprimer. Finding berdan primers is pointless, and if you want to reuse brass, well you have to ream it. Also if you can't find bullets for 7.62x54R, you can use .303 british. Have your bore plugged by a gunsmith to find the actual bore diameter, do this because most of these guns are old as dirt, they do wear out, then you will know if you need .311 or .312(most common) diameter bullet for better accuracy. or you can just buy the hell out of surplus before our new pres gets in office and we lose that privelege.thanks you guys! thats why i subscribe to this site.so that i can get sound advice.
Buy the primers where? I searched for a US source for a year and finally gave up. You know where to get the correct sized Berdan primers for 7.62X54R, tell me.has anyone tried doing this? i know you can buy the primers,and apparently americans are the only ones that dont reload this stuff. i have a ton of fired brass for 303 brit ect. just curious..
...and once you start reloading, you won't care about surplus ammo anymore. You may even end up pulling the bullets from your stash of corrosive ammo to use in reloads. :burnout:Billy, Dale is 100% right. It isn't worth the trouble and added expense to mess with Berdans. If you'll watch E-Bay, you can get some pretty good deals on Boxer Primers and brass...bullets too.