Originally Posted by ozo
soundguy....why you got so much damaged ????
Loading hot.....or used brass....or....??
95% of my brass is used, gifted, range picked up, etc. I get what i can.. go thru it.. tos the bad ones. after every laoding I reinspect the spents and toss anything bad.
I have bought boxes of used mixed brass at gun shows for 1-4 cents per cartridge.. mixed caliber, mixed head stamp, mixed crimped and non crimped primers ( all boxer ).. .. I go thru it and toss anything damaged, and trade off stuff I don't relaod to other people.. at those low prices for what is usually range brass or a couple x frired.. i expect a few bad ones to show up and due to the low price, i don't sweat it much either.
so far none of my virgin brass or any I've opted to save and relaod have ruptured on me.. but then i inspect them pretty good and toss anything questionable.. it's always recyclable so i don't loose much money especially onthe bulk 1c per round range stuff i sometimes scrounge up.
no hot loads for me. I like staying a few % under max... some of my best 30-06 loads with imr 4064 are middle of the road at 47.5g pushing a 180g sprie point flat bottom etc..