5.56 Processed Military Brass

This 5.56 Processed Military Brass is fully processed. Cleaned, resized, deprimed, swaged and trimmed. Ready to load. Brass is once fired military auction brass in excellent condition. Appears to be predominantly Lake City and FC (as of 02/24/2017) but may contain other government contract brass. Normally ships next business day. More details below.

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5.56 Processed Military Brass - 500 Pieces

Cases are fully processed and ready to load.  Visually and machine inspected.  Full length resized.  Primer pockets are swaged to remove military crimp and brass is trimmed to SAAMI spec.  Cases are inspected for cracks, foreign objects and ringers.  Brass is re-cleaned and deburred after processing.  Boat tail projectiles will load fine but it may be necessary to run an expander ball for very square base (non-boat tail or non-tapered) projectiles.

This brass is cleaned, once fired, military auction brass. Appears to be predominantly Lake City and WCC but may contain other government contract brass.


Customer Reviews (76)

Good but primer pockets need attentionReview by Matthew in CO
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Brass cleanliness - *****
Resize - **** (little shorter than I prefer but consistent)
OAL - ***** (very consistent and trimmed to standard length)
Primer pockets - * (It didn't appear any effort had been given to removing primer crimp. I see many other reviews reporting same) (Posted on 1/1/2020)
Great prosuctReview by Joe
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After many hours of reaming, sizing, cleaning used brass, this is the only way to reload. All you do is prime, add powder and bullet. I will never go back. A great product. (Posted on 12/11/2019)
Worth the money, but an average productReview by Bill
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I purchased a 500 package of this brass earlier in the year and finally got around to checking the brass. I was disappointed to find the cleaning of the primer pockets subpar as well as sizing deviations of up to .006 +/- SAAMI specifications. My greatest disappointment though was the pocket swaging to remove the military crimp. Initially I picked 10 cases at random, and using a Go/No gage found a full 40% of the cases needed resizing, while 20% of the cases had a very tight primer pocket. I have continued to work through the cases and have found the percentages of primer pocket problems to be consistent. I will continue to order through Everglades, but the company should pay a little closer attention to the details. (Posted on 5/24/2019)
Swaged Primer Pocket?Review by Raymondo
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I have never purchased fully processed rifle brass before. Got around to using a 1000 box from November 2018. I am using a Dillion 550B with CCI #400 primers. Pocket is deforming the primers. I have to use a primer pocket tool to clean up each pocket to accept the primer cleanly. Going to be a looooong 1000 rounds to load. Like putting a round peg in a square hole. (Posted on 5/6/2019)
Very happyReview by James M
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I have ordered several times brass and bullets and have yet to be disappointed. Timely delivery and great product. Will keep ordering. Well done guys. (Posted on 4/17/2019)
Issue with swagingReview by Big Steve
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I ordered 500 pieces .556 Processed brass. Very few dings, very clean and COAL was fairly consistent. However, I had approximately 15% of cases with primer pocket issues; it took some tlc to get the cases to accept the primer. That is the reason I give only four stars. I also ordered SS109 projectiles and they have all loaded perfectly. Finally, I also ordered .308 processed brass, but have not begun to load yet. Will review those cases later. Bottom line, overall good cases, great time saver and I will order again. (Posted on 2/28/2019)
Really good brassReview by Gunner
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I have to admit, after being burned couple times with recycled brass, I have been bit leery of "Quality Brass". However, I have really changed my mind about this brass.
Clean, resized to case gauge length, not damaged. If you re loading flat base bullets, you will need to put bit of a chamfer on the case mouths.
Nothing else to say. Will be ordering more as need arises. (Posted on 1/25/2019)
Great 5.56 brassReview by 7Warriors
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This brass was clean and consistently measured under maximum length. Each pc. was swaged properly and out of 2K, only two had crushed case mouths. All I had to do was lube and dump into the case hopper. No complaints. (Posted on 12/18/2018)
Better than the othersReview by Hoyt Axel
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Whenever I ordered surplus brass from other vendors I always got head stamps all over the map. Everglades sent me 500 that were LC11 and LC12. Makes sorting a breeze. All I have to do is swage primer pockets, prime and load. no muss, no fuss. Free shipping and warp speed delivery. (Posted on 12/1/2018)
Great product, but packaging neeeds work!!Review by Dennis
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I'm a regular customer and love Everglade products. This processed brass is no exception and is excellent. However I really do wish the packaging was better. This time, like about half of my orders, the inner bag containing the brass was split wide open on arrival and I had to get it cleaned up and repackaged. Which is a shame, since they label the inner package so well. Weak plastic bags are the only flaw in an otherwise great system. **** EvergladesAmmo Note - We are rolling out a new, improved bag for brass. We expect it will reduce this problem substantially. (Posted on 7/9/2018)
Fantastic Buy !!Review by Bill
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I ordered and received 2,500 of this brass in just a couple of days. This brass is excellent. It fit flush in my Dillon case gauge, showing it had been perfectly resized. The cases were clean both inside and out. They load into a beautiful round. I'll definitely be buying more. This processed brass is the only way to go. The slight increase in cost is worth every penny over non processed brass. Just based on how much work it saves.

The only complaint I have is they could have been chamfered a bit more on the inside of the case mouth, to afford a bit easier seating of the bullets. But this is a personal preference that varies depending on the reloader. It only took about an hour to run all the cases through my RCBS Case Prep Center, and increase the chamfer to what I prefer. There were only 2 cases out of all of them that I had to discard. Excellent brass!! (Posted on 6/30/2018)
Dang good processed brassReview by Grmpy Old Left Coaster
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I have made several purchases from Everglades. Bought 500 processed 5.56 to check their processing quality....Good Stuff...no, I did not count the brass just loaded and shot it...easy loading, they took most of the tedious parts out of reloading military brass....so I ordered another 1K...
The quality of the rifle and pistol brass and bullets has been excellent....FAST SHIPPING...not sure my Postal Carrier likes how they use "if it fits, it ships" priority mail...but hey, the Postal Service made the rules.
I will continue to buy from Everglades. Thanks guys... (Posted on 4/23/2018)
Good brass but I got shorted a few casesReview by Ed
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I had some extra primers, powder and bullets so I decided to get the processed brass to load out the components, I ordered 2500 of the cases. I wanted to do range ammo, not precision ammo.
The brass looked nice and clean. They were all Lake City. Fast shipping.

I loaded them with CCI 41 primers on my Dillon 1050. I had 24 of them that the primer did not go in smoothly. I had to reswage them.
After doing the primers I put each of them in a Dillon case gauge as a quality check. Four out of the 2500 did not gauge right and I discarded them.
I randomly checked the length and they were all OK.
Six of the cases were bent and were discarded.

In loading the bullets I did notice a slight difference in neck tension but nothing significant.
I took 100 of them out to the range (55 gr Hornady Z-Max, 27.7 grs CFE 223 and CCI 41 primers) and they all did about 1 MOA out of my Colt 6920 on the bench. Better than factory M-193 ammo.

I see the other reviews where they got more brass than they ordered but I was short 31 of them excluding the few I had to discard.
However, buying the processed brass saved me a lot of work and the problem pieces were less than what I would have produced had I process the brass myself so I will give it five stars. I'll buy more. (Posted on 3/6/2018)
Great productReview by Jimmy
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This was my first time loading with processed brass by someone other than me and all I can say is that I'm impressed. It sure is nice being able to go straight to loaded without any case prep. As a busy guy like me, that's awesome. Crimps were revived nicely, Brass was trimmed to correct length and was extremely shiny. Just add some case lube and you're off to loading. (Posted on 2/25/2018)
The Best !Review by Larry
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Great job again Everglades team! This is my second order of 2,500 processed 5.56 brass and one order of 3,000 range 5.56 brass. Everglades always includes some extra brass to make up for damaged or unusable brass. In my opinion this processed brass is the best value on the market that saves a ton of time for a few pennies more. This order I had to contact the Everglades team and Dave (the owner) responded and took care of my concerns within 1 hour, now that's fast! I will continue to order brass and bullets from them. Great Job Again! (Posted on 1/10/2018)
ExcellentReview by Harold
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I just ordered 2 boxes of 2500 processed 5.56 brass they look great high quality brass ,shipping was fast, I would order any time from here. (Posted on 12/19/2017)
Great!Review by MN9130SC
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Received order of 500 processed brass quickly. Found brass to be as described in add. My breakdown appears to be about 65% LC and 35% WCC. About 1 in 50 have a very slightly dented case mouth. So far I have loaded these without any affect on accuracy. I will be ordering again! (Posted on 9/11/2017)
Great!Review by MN9130SC
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Received 500 count order quickly. Looks like I received about 30-40% WCC with the remainder Lake City. Only have had the chance to load 50 so far. I found zero cases that need help. I did have to clean primer pockets, but its a minor inconvenience. The processed brass is such a time saver that I will be buying more. (Posted on 9/9/2017)
Awesome DealReview by Jon L
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Ordered 2000 pieces. 2043 arrived with no culls. Everyone was in good shape and primed easily. I have bought the non-processed brass before. Never again. The cost difference is so low for such time consuming tasks when processing large quantities. I highly highly recommend this brass! (Posted on 6/18/2017)
Brasses BrassReview by Glenn T
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High quality brass all from Lake City. All of it was top quality and cleaned up like new brass. I don't plan on buying anymore new brass as long as I can get this. Everglades shipping is excellent. (Posted on 5/28/2017)

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