Re: Chinese Brass
The magnet is the first step. I don't think there's such a thing as a brass Chinese cartridge.
Next, look inside. You WILL see 2 flash holes, for a Berdan primer. These are very difficult
to remove, and cannot be replaced by a boxer primer. As you get more adept at this, you'll
take on the habit of always looking for the number of flash holes in any brand of brass that
you aren't familiar with. Berdan is junk. Anything with a boxer primer is worth a try. Also
notice that a lot of .223 brass has crimped primer pockets. That crimp has to be removed
with a chamfering tool before you can insert a new primer.
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Last edited by Regular Joe; 04-30-2012 at 11:49 PM..