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I got my rifle back from Phoenix Custom Rifles today (ill do a little write up later once I get to shooting it), but im not sure I should shoot it just yet...

Brad at PCR advised me not to use my old cases that were used in my old chamber. The new chamber is at minimum spec he says, and it is possible to get one of those old cases stuck.

I checked some of my 8x fired brass in the new chamber by seeing how hard they are to chamber when compared to some factory loaded, never fired cartridges. I FL resized my cases, trimmed them to 2.005, and I noticed that they are slightly more difficult to chamber than the new factory loaded ammunition. One of the cases was noticeable harder to chamber, I may throw that on away.

Although most of my cases seem to chamber well, im afraid that the brass might try to expand to the size of my old chamber (brass memory?)and consequently, get very stuck.

What should I do? I don't have any unused brass, aside from the 30 rounds of factory loaded 308 ammo I have. I have a FL resizing die and a body die, both Redding. I cant find any 308 cases anywhere, and factory ammo is scarce.
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Small base die or get new brass. 

I use all my old brass from my last rifle in my new rifle with a tight match chamber.  I could not chamber the loads I had made for the old rifle in my new rifle.  Shoulder was to long.  So I pulled all the bullets small base sized and trimmed them and now they are just fine.   
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What is a small base die? Is it the same as a body die? They look the same.

My cases fit ok, but is there any chance that my 8x fired brass will spring back to the size of my old factory chamber and get stuck in my new match chamber when I shoot them?


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Small base die and new brass to get a foot note on how the new rifle likes the brass chamber size. It seems the custom new rifle just has a tad bit tighter chambers. a small base die will fix you right up. The small base die just resizes the case a tad bit smaller in the body for auto n repeater rifles. I once had a bolt rifle I had to use a small base die with.
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Do you think ill have any problems if my used cases from my chamber, chamber easily in my new one?
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Originally posted by Gil P. Gil P. wrote:

Do you think ill have any problems if my used cases from my chamber, chamber easily in my new one?
No.
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