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sdredneck

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Is there a benifit  or a preforance of one or the other? What is the difference between them?
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I use them interchangeably. 
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Load data for LC not same as Norma or PPC as they have different case volumes. Some soft brass blows primers on 3rd reload some of my LC has 20 on it dependant on how HOT the load is. Try to use one type makes more accurate ladders.
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Thanks guys, i was just noticing a pretty big price discrepancy. Probably better off just sticking with Starline.
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BBD is correct - load data is not interchangeable (without different results) between most commercial .223 Rem brass and USGI (or NATO spec) 5.56 brass due to case wall and web/head thickness differences.  These differences result in NATO-spec 5.56x45mm brass typically having lower internal volume than most .223 Rem.  While light loads may not manifest much performance difference, max loads certainly will. 

Once fired "dirty" LC brass is typically fairly cheap - assuming you have the time and tools to clean and process it to make RTL (ready to load).  If not, you might want to compare the price of processed LC brass (already cleaned, deprimed, and decrimped) to new Starline.  Several good sources for processed LC brass are on the web - and our own KDBarker frequently sells batches from his 'stash'.

I give away all the commercial .223 Rem brass I get and stick to using USGI/NATO 5.56 brass for everything based on that case - wildcat or not.

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I bought brand new LC18 Lake City brass for $13.99/100 at Grafs. I just used them to make Mongoose (well actually Badger) cases. No problems what so ever...and no cleaning, depriming or decrimping required. They are even annealed properly.
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I bought brand new LC18 Lake City brass for $13.99/100 at Grafs. I just used them to make Mongoose (well actually Badger) cases. No problems what so ever...and no cleaning, depriming or decrimping required. They are even annealed properly.
That is a GREAT price for new LC 5.56 brass, and no primer pocket crimps!  Much cheaper than Starline at Midway.  https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/77610

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Like Ranger Joe I am stuck with (and prefer LC) brass I give away or recycle to others the other brands. To anyone who cares (I AM talking to my family) I prefer LC '09, as one of them KRIS cleaned out the local range brass on Monday... And gave me the FC brass to reload as 300 blackout...

But I digress LC is common. The military primer crimps are an issue but it is inexpensive and predictable and my preference.
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Thanks again guys. One thing, just the other day shooting( speer 100gr. varmits loaded w/22.6gr 1680. LC o9 brass  One was split in two pieces. makes one a little nervous, all five grouped well. Only third loading of that brass.???
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are you sure you're not pushing the shoulder back too far and creating excessive headspace?
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I've been only bumping them back.003. These were loaded last year, so that is possible. I'll check the ones i got left. Thanks
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