Pictures of Damaged Brass

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Del Slo, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Del Slo

    Del Slo New Member

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    Jun 19, 2012
    I was hoping that some of you had pictures of damaged brass.
    Cracks, dented mouth, head separation, and the like..
    I have several 100 brass casings from everything pistol to rifle that I'm inspecting. My awesome girlfriend wants to help... Problem is, she doesn't know what she is looking for. I can't find pics online of damaged brass and I don't have any laying round that are damaged to show her. Does this one look good? What about this one? I could be doing this faster if I did it myself...

    I think it would be helpful not only to her, but to others who come to this forum to learn, to have a dedicated Thread on what damaged brass looks like and how to identify them.

    If your got pics... POST EM UP!
    If your an Admin... Sticky this for others
     
  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Look in any one of your reloading manuals. There should be a full section on brass prep complete with illustrations. My Lyman 49th and Hornady 8th (manuals I happen to have here by the puter) both have full sections on them. The Hdy 8th is in full color too.
     

  3. Del Slo

    Del Slo New Member

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    Jun 19, 2012
    Just looked in my nosler guide #6... No pics...
     
  4. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2011
    very few in my speer 14th
     
  5. Del Slo

    Del Slo New Member

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    Jun 19, 2012
    That's all I found also. Those seem to be gun related damage and not old and stretched brass damage.
     
  6. 243winxb

    243winxb Member

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    Aug 12, 2011
    USA
  7. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    florida
    i have some brass in my garbage box with split mounts, fissured case bodies, and dented shoulders.. if I get some time I'll take pics. ps.. at least one of the ? 7 manuals I have (maybee lee? ) has a good set of pics on damaged brass..
     
  8. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    florida
    i dug thru my scrap brass box and snapped a few pics
     

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  9. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    florida
    and a few more
     

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  10. nevadal

    nevadal Member

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    Apr 13, 2012
    Nevada
    wow soundguy, those are good pics.
     
  11. garydude

    garydude Member

    Here's one of a 45 ACP I had a few months back.
     

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  12. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Although, even without any pics, it should be visible to the eye...
    anything out of the ordinary, and she should be able to spot any easily....
    unless it is stressed brass without a split, but a minor bulge that may not split until the next firing. Mic will prolly only tell that tale....
     
  13. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    soundguy....why you got so much damaged ????
    Loading hot.....or used brass....or....??
     
  14. Del Slo

    Del Slo New Member

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    Jun 19, 2012
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