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I have some .223 brass marked "KFA .223 REM." The case the ammo came in is labeled "M-193 .223 " The brand name appears to be Centurion. Is this brass any good . I'm told this is military overrun but the .223 markings makes me wonder.
 

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If it's brass and has one flash hole for Boxer primer, then it's OK to reload. Don't worry about M-193 (the original powder and bullet load). Don't worry about the headstamp.

If the primers are crimped, you may have a difficult time seating the new primer. Swage the pocket if you own a primer pocket swager. Ream it if you have a primer pocket reamer. Or use a carbide countersink bit from the hardware store for $5 chucked into a drill. Or you can use a pocketknife or a champfer/deburring tool. Just cut back the very top edge of the primer pocket just a tiny bit. Doesn't take much.
 

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KF is from India, but I don't know about KFA.
Centurion is a South African ammunition company, but I don't know if that's what you have.

Doesn't matter anyway. If it's brass and boxer primed, reload it.
 
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