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    Anybody reload Berdan primed .308 or 7.62x51?

    I am going to be shooting a lot of Australianicon and Germanicon through my new M1Aicon and wondered if there was any sort of market for the brass or should I just toss it.


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    I have a bunch of Aussie ADI, but mine is boxer primed, so don't through yours away until you make sure its Berdan. I have searched for months, and several have posted here and elswhere to no avail, cannot find any source of Berdan primers currently stocking them. I have some really good 7.62x54R brass, but had to pitch it. If you have enough brass you can sell it for scrap.

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    I wouldn't bother reloading Berdan brass. There's too much boxer available to worry about it.
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    Sell it for the salvage value of the brass.
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    Agree with that, and reloading Berdan would be a big pain even if we could. I had a bunch of nice 7.62 Russianicon brass for a while but no place to salvage here, so had to trash it.

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    Scrap price for brass in No. Ohio right now is around $1.80 a pound

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    Check your headstamp date on the ADI brass. 1986 was a trial year for boxer primers, small dots around base. 1988 Palma, boxer.
    From 1992 on is boxer, all other is Berdan.

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    My ADI is 1992 and Boxer primed, nice stuff, shoots great in my M1Aicon. I have reloaded many of the cases several times. Its pretty thick brass as I recall.

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