Once Fired Lake City 556 (.223) Brass


Cleaning Option

Let us deal with the dust and hassle. We’ll tumble your order in corn-cob media.

Roll Sizing Option

Ensure the base of the cartridge is properly resized. Cleaning is included.

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Once Fired Lake City 556 (.223) Brass

Genuine Lake City 556 (.223) brass is true once fired, thick-walled, and sourced directly from U.S. Military firing ranges. Our current stock looks to be all Lake City Headstamp but may contain other NATO Headstamps. We magnetically remove all steel cases and do our best to remove noticeably unusable cases during our packaging process. Just in case, we include a 1% overage to ensure a good count. Lake City 556 brass is a great starting point for your reloads, and even match quality brass with the proper sorting technique and case preparation. All military brass has crimped primers which will need to be removed before inserting a new primer. Swaging or reaming is necessary on all Lake City 556 brass we sell. This brass is reliable and capable of many reloads under the right conditions. 

We also offer cleaning services for almost all of our once-fired brass calibers. Let us cover our shop in dust, and deliver lube-ready brass to you for a fair price.  If available, the options are above.

**This is NOT Loaded Ammunition**

Product Information




5.56 NATO


Lake City


Dirty, Once Fired, Unprocessed

Box Qty


Brass Type

Once Fired – Military

Component Type



Please read Prior to making your purchase

This brass is direct from OUTDOOR military firing ranges, is sold as RAW, DIRTY and may contain stained or other cases unsuitable for reloading. During our packaging process we magnetically and visually screen each order and remove any debris, steel or noticeably damaged cases, and blanks, however this does NOT guarantee your order will be free of these items.  Orders are filled to 101% by weight (approximately 10 extra per 1000).  If you have specific concerns, contact us prior to making your purchase, as we do not send replacement or issue refunds for unusable cases.

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