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Good news.  

Just continue to shoot and neck size the brass until you feel some resistance in closing the bolt.  When that happens, use your Hornady case length measuring tool to measure the length of the case (shoulder to case head) and adjust the full length die to shorten the case by .002 to .004 inches.  Check the sized case in the rifle chamber to be sure the bolt closes with no resistance, then continue again with neck sizing only.  You should get 30 or more reload cycles out of your brass.  You might have to separate the brass between the two rifles if the case headspace lengths are different by more than .005 or so. 

I suspect you will not see flattened primers with the neck sized cases with reasonable charge weights.  Load to .308 minimums.  You can go even lower than .308 minimums with H4895.  No reason to push these rifles to near max velocities.  

Are the PPU cases Identified as 7.62 NATO or as .308 Winchester?


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The PPU are 7.62 NATO 
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most of my reloading is with fireformed cases segregated to each rifle. i then neck size only using cast bullets and moderate velocities @1700fps. i get good case life and accuracy with lower pressures when compared with loading jacketed rds. best regards, john
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I’ve not tried cast bullets. Sounds interesting.
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For 100 yard (or less) shooting, you can’t beat cast bullets.  Very economical and virtually unlimited barrel life.  Cases last way longer too with low pressure loads.


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