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Old 08-10-2011, 09:35 PM
Doug in Alaska Doug in Alaska is offline
 
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I received my RM1 Special last week, what a beautiful rifle! Yesterday I received my ammo order via Fed-Ex. I ordered 10 4C3006X215-192P M2 Ball, .30-06 Greek HXP 192 rds in .30 cal cans. I've been reloading for over 40 years but never used mil surplus brass so I'm not familiar with the head stamps. The clips are marked BRW and with possibly an A on the bottom, just can't make it out clearly. Brass is headstamped HXP 63 and the cardboard bullet covers are marked: Lot-4016-HXP-63. I've done several searches but can't find info. What can you guys tell me about this ammo please?
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:51 PM
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BRW clips are USGI and the ammo is Greek 1963, are all ten cans 63 or different years?
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:56 PM
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Thanks much for the response. I haven't had time to go through all the cans yet but I'll try to get to it this weekend and let you know. I assume this good brass for reloading, correct?
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:03 PM
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I think that the HXP ammo that you have is boxer primed and easy to reload. There is a way to reload berdan primed rounds, but it is not as easy as boxer primed rounds. Either way, it'll probably have a crimped in primer that'll have to have removed (the crimp, that is). If i'm wrong, the Forum gods will quickly correct me.

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Old 08-10-2011, 10:10 PM
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I just decapped about 100 HXP 63 yesterday and they were all boxer. Light crimp, an easy twist with the deburr tool, and very little swaging needed on the primer pockets.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:14 PM
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I think that the HXP ammo that you have is berdan primed and NOT easy to reload. There is a way to reload berdan primed rounds, but it is not as easy as boxer primed rounds. Either way, it'll probably have a crimped in primer that'll have to have removed (the crimp, that is). If i'm wrong, the Forum gods will quickly correct me.
Yep, boxer primed.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:22 PM
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Thanks for correcting me. For some dumb reason I was confusing HXP with AYR, which is definiately berdan primed. I've always wondered though..are those three notches in the HXP crimped primers hard to champher out? Anyone?
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:11 PM
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Thanks guys, boxer primed makes me happy!
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:02 AM
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Thanks for correcting me. For some dumb reason I was confusing HXP with AYR, which is definiately berdan primed. I've always wondered though..are those three notches in the HXP crimped primers hard to champher out? Anyone?
Nope, not hard. Do it the same way you do any of them.
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:12 AM
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On the HXP brass I use a counter sink bit mounted in a electric drill. Just a slight touch to the primer pocket and the 3 little crimps are gone. Then it reloads just like regular commercial cases.
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