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Old 09-07-2017, 02:34 PM
ceresco ceresco is offline
 
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Default Fiocchi Brass & SR Primers??

Acquired a stash of Fiocchi .223 brass and SR primers. I toss FC .223 brass, use LC, NATO, RP, Winchester, MAL, etc. Wondering about the Fiocchi brass and primers?? Anyone care to comment based on experience?? Also--have noticed some nasty bolt/receiver fouling (AR) recently since I started using VarGet more. BenchMark has been my standard and I am not used to having to do much cleaning. Is VarGet dirty(er)?? Good Shooting. ....
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:55 PM
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Acquired a stash of Fiocchi .223 brass and SR primers. I toss FC .223 brass, use LC, NATO, RP, Winchester, MAL, etc. Wondering about the Fiocchi brass and primers?? Anyone care to comment based on experience?? Also--have noticed some nasty bolt/receiver fouling (AR) recently since I started using VarGet more. BenchMark has been my standard and I am not used to having to do much cleaning. Is VarGet dirty(er)?? Good Shooting. ....

I have a small quantity that I use for my coyote loads. Has held up well through 4 firings with good accuracy. Can't speak for their primers.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:56 AM
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Doesn't look lIke there is much interest in Fiocchi. I have processed and primed (with Fiocchi) the brass. It looks good in all respects. It weighs 102-103grs primed, so it is relatively heavy. Haven't decided exactly how to use it yet.... Good Shooting. ..
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:52 PM
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I'm using some Fiocchi brass I picked up for free at the range. I've fired it 6ish times and it's held up just as good as the PMC, FC, WCC, REM, LC, and every other headstamp in that mixed lot I use for plinking. I've only been loading 223 for a few years and never used any FC brass from a few years back that got a bad rap for being soft but I've loaded a good bit of FC 223 brass (can't speak of other calibers) in the last 2-3 years and it's held up just as well as any other brand. May be worth the time to try a few now.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:58 PM
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Thanks for the info. I loaded the Fiocchi with my standard BenchMark/52gr HP but haven't fired them yet. Still tossing FC .223 since I can't determine it's vintage. Other FC brass is OK, a bit soft, but no significant problems. Good Shooting. ...
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