i am FL sizing the brass, primer pockets are getting chamfered, its time consuming for sure.Trimming to spec length. Was hoping once fired in my rifle(semi) neck size only would be ok. After first reload, it will be quicker than these first reloads. Am aware of reduced capacity of nato brass compared to commercial brass. TY.
Wanna Bee wrote:Good luck on neck sizing on .223,
Your going to find, If you want to run reliable, your going to have to run them through a full length sizing die. Most AR chambers are to tight to only neck size. Feeding issues will inevitably result.
Rule of thumb is semi's get FL, bolt actions can be neck only.
If you where shooting out of a bolt action, your method would be fine.
Edit: I'd steer clear of lake city brass too. Crimped primer pockets are A PITA, they can be swedged or reamed by why bother. the case capacity is much smaller than that of most commercially produced brass too. This is important when pushing the limits of a cartridge.