Would you or wouldn't you?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Alpo, May 4, 2009.

  1. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    This was a bag of military brass. Unfired. They pulled the bullet, dumped the powder, deprimed (but not decrimped) and sold the brass.

    Would you attempt to load this one?

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    Best I can figger, whatever they were holding it with, when they pulled the bullet, was cranked down a little too much.

    I'm probably gonna toss it in the scrap bucket. I've got lots of brass. Hasn't been too many years ago, thought, that I'd have loaded it. "Ah, that'll shoot out."
  2. army mp

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    I have loaded brass with a small dent with no problems, but that is way past anything I would load. Looks like scrap to me.
  3. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I believe that if you ran this through your full length resizer, the crease would get worse. I think I would chunk that one in the trash.
  4. JLA

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    scrap it. I dont think it would hold up to the resizing process.
  5. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

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    That looks like what happens when the bolt misses the round in a ar type rifle. This is why the various manufacturers are now making the green type followers. I have had this happen to me once in a 30 rnd mag. Even to this day with the new followers I still perfer the 20 rnd packs.


    No don't attempt. Trash
  6. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

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    Agree its trash - not worth it.
  7. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member

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    :eek: That is without a doubt... SCRAP BUCKET FODDER :(. I hate to see precious casings end up like that:mad:
  8. islenos

    islenos New Member

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    Keep it around, you may find yourself in need of a toe popper.
  9. TranterUK

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    If you reload one of those, expect one of these...

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  10. islenos

    islenos New Member

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    you mean their Not suppose to look like that :eek:
  11. TranterUK

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    Only on very special guns islenos, very special guns :rolleyes:
  12. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Tranter, that one looks like it's been laying in the clay for a while. There is, apparently, something in clay (leastways, in the red clay around here) that leeches some mineral out of the brass. Back when I was young and dumb, I would reload any case I found (if I found one, that was one less I needed to buy) and I had a couple do that "jagged tear" thing. And it was always one that I had dug up out of the clay.

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