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    Help I'm a new B to the sport

    Hi I just got in the sport of Guns. So Iím a new B. Now I know that I will be saving more money on handloading than buying the ammo already prep. But I have two types of ARís a POF .308 & a Stag Arms .223. I will have the .223 completed by the end of Dec. So I donít know yet what type of ammo my gun likes. To make a long story short this are the couple of questions that I have in regards to handloading.

    Is all brass the same?
    What is the best brass- Bang for Buck on the .308 and the .223?
    What are the best bullets?
    What are the best powders?
    What are the best primers?
    Are all types of ammo available in individual pieces? Example I like the Hornadys TAP line of ammo would I be able to get the same brass, bullets, powders and primers down the line?

    I want to use the .308 for bench shooting as well as my .223 any suggestions on the type of ammo?

    Thanks,

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    Welcome to Gunatics niz!

    You ask simple, yet complez questions.

    In order,

    No,
    Free, found at the range,
    no "best"
    no "best"
    no "best"
    mostly yes, barring any product changes.

    If you want to get into reloading, which I highly recommend, you need to pick up a coupe of books first- Basic Handloading, by George C Nonte, (or any of Nonte's books) and at least two loading manuals like Speer or Lyman or someone.

    In these books, you will find that there are lots of different powder loads for each bullet type, and there are lots of bullet types, so you have hundreds of possible combinations. The best thing to do is start with a bullet that you think you will like (for accuraccy, defense, hunting or range plinking) and pick one of the powders listed in one of the manual's recipies, starting with a lower to mid power load. One particular combination will work best in your particular rifle, and no one else's. Half the fun is building up a good load.

    Have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by niz 350Z

    Is all brass the same?
    What is the best brass- Bang for Buck on the .308 and the .223?
    What are the best bullets?
    What are the best powders?
    What are the best primers?
    Are all types of ammo available in individual pieces? Example I like the Hornadys TAP line of ammo would I be able to get the same brass, bullets, powders and primers down the line?

    I want to use the .308 for bench shooting as well as my .223 any suggestions on the type of ammo?

    Thanks,
    Brass is not the same, federal is soft, Lapua makes nice brass
    Best bullets are usually sierra match kings for both .223 and .308, .223 grain bullets will depend on twist rate, I use 69gr SMK HBPT for .223, .308 I use 168 and 175 gr SMK HPBT
    The best powder to use that will work for both are, IMR4895, Reloader 15, Varget. Obviousely powder charges differ for .223 and .308, but also for different weight bullets in each.
    Primers, Federal 210 Large rifle Primer for .308 work well, Federal small rifle match primer for .223

    There is alot of prep work to make good match ammo, It takes me about an hr to make 50 rounds of either.

    you best best is to buy factory match ammo. either Federal Gold Match 168gr for .308 or Federal gold match 69gr for .223, 69gr will run in everything 1/9 twist and faster

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    Thanks for all the input.
    Thus anyone know of a good website for reloading?

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    This are the best prices I found on this three brands let me know what you guys think.

    Winchester Brass 223 Remington Bag of 1200 Free Freight = $195
    Or
    Remington Brass 223 Remington Nickel Plated Box of 1000 = $202.99 +S&H
    Or
    Lapua Brass 223 Remington Box of 1000 = $409.99 + S&H

    Let me know

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    Quote Originally Posted by niz 350Z
    This are the best prices I found on this three brands let me know what you guys think.

    Winchester Brass 223 Remington Bag of 1200 Free Freight = $195
    Or
    Remington Brass 223 Remington Nickel Plated Box of 1000 = $202.99 +S&H
    Or
    Lapua Brass 223 Remington Box of 1000 = $409.99 + S&H

    Let me know

    I have yet to buy .223 brass, I just pick up whatever I find at the range.
    Military brass needs to be swaged or reamed.

    The best bet to buy factory ammo and save your brass, that way you get to shoot and collect brass.

    For plinking bullets I have good luck with montana Gold 55gr

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    Quote Originally Posted by niz 350Z
    This are the best prices I found on this three brands let me know what you guys think.

    Winchester Brass 223 Remington Bag of 1200 Free Freight = $195
    Or
    Remington Brass 223 Remington Nickel Plated Box of 1000 = $202.99 +S&H
    Or
    Lapua Brass 223 Remington Box of 1000 = $409.99 + S&H

    Let me know
    Where did you find those prices at? The first two are cheaper than wolf - UNLESS those are the price of casings

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    The words "Brass" and "Bag" indicate to me that it's casings only.

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    Yes they are Just Brass. I found them at www.MidwayUSA.com

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