WWB Brass?

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  1. Gahunter12

    Gahunter12 Active Member

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    Quick question. Have any of you experts every seen Winchester Brass (WWB) 40s&w with Crimped primer pockets? I seen on another site where some one said they have crimped pockets. Nearly all my 40 s&w brass is Win Brass. The post was referring to having problems priming 40s&w Win Brass on a RL550b. I too have had a problem on a few cases. It seems to me my problem could be corrected by rotating the case about 1/4 turn then it would go in with ease. This is the first that I have heard of Win 40 s&w brass being crimped
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    What is the headstamp on the cases and can you post some pics? I wouldn't think that 40's would have crimped pockets. I've found instances/reports of 9mm WWB with NATO headstamps and pocket crimps.

    I think if you're having to rotate the case, that you have a minor adjustment needed on your priming set-up. A crimped pocket will not get better with a 1/4 turn most likely.
  3. Gahunter12

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    I will post a pic when I get home from work. My brass all have the Wincester head stamp with Wincester and 40s&w. I would think that I would not be able to set a primer if it had a crimped pocket. I agree with you about the adjustment. It seems like some of my cases have some slight movement in the shell plate while others are tight. I have problems with the looser cases. This just caught me off guard seeing some one say the Win brass was crimped.
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    Makes no sense, to me. Only reason I've ever heard of for crimped primers was "military" on ammo "used for full auto fire". I know of no military in the world that uses 40 slow and weak in machine guns. Some cops, in sub guns, but no military.
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    I'm no expert but I have been reloading for several decades, and my answer your question is no. Sounds like some equipment adjustment is needed, the case isn't fully in the shell holder or, I suppose, there could be a quality issue and the primer pockets a just a bit off center.
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