Ammo Question


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ColinthePilot
August 16, 2008, 03:41 PM
I have a question about 9mm brass. Whenever I go to the range, I put at least 100rds through my Sig P6. Just plain old range ammo. Every time I get home and clean the pistol, I find little brass specs, like dust, all over the inside of the gun. Is this a problem for the gun or the brass?

I never think to inspect the brass since I leave it at the range and don't think about the dust till I get home and strip the gun. I don't reload yet but I plan on getting into it in about 6 months after I move. Would I be able to reload this brass?
Thanks.

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rcmodel
August 16, 2008, 03:52 PM
Normally not a problem.

It's just tiny brass shavings probably from the extractor hook dinging them.
Or the magazine feed lips, or any number of other things rubbing on the cases.

As long as they are Boxer primed brass cases, they should be fine for reloading.

rcmodel

azhunter122
August 16, 2008, 03:54 PM
I have the same thing happening with my Glock 40. Just clean them out. By chance were you shooting Winchester Randger ammo?

PM me.

wvmountaineer
August 16, 2008, 04:24 PM
all auto pistols normally shave brass when the extractor lets go of the casings, and when the slide picks up a new round from the clip, the round will rake across the firing pin port a shave some brass off, the only time this causes a problem is when a piece of the shaving gets into the firing pin port on the bolt face, this will hang up your firing pin, sort of like a wedge and the pin will not move. Make sure when you clean your weapon, remove the firing pin and clean the port. Beretta solved this problem by chamfering the firing ping port on the bolt face.

feedthehogs
August 16, 2008, 05:48 PM
Don't wait till you get into reloading to save your brass. Do it now.

.cheese.
August 16, 2008, 06:02 PM
feedthehogs is right... +1 on that.

CU74
August 16, 2008, 08:58 PM
Whenever I go to the range, I put at least 100rds through my Sig P6. I never think to inspect the brass since I leave it at the range..... I don't reload yet but I plan on getting into it in about 6 months......

Whoa, Dude - you're leaving your money on the ground! Why not start building your brass supply for when you get into reloading? You already paid for it when you bought the ready-to-fire ammunition - the spent brass is kinda like a "discount", but you only get it if you pick up the brass.

feedthehogs and .cheese offer good advice. I, (and most other reloaders), already had a modest brass supply when I started reloading. When buying reloading components, primers and powder are cheap compared to brass and bullets. I'd rather spend a few minutes at the range picking up brass than spend a few bucks to buy replacement brass.

ColinthePilot
August 16, 2008, 10:03 PM
Pick it up even if you're not going to reload -- put it in a bag and use it for trading at the next gun show.

Now there's an idea. I had some saved up for a while, but I gave it to a friend when I moved because I didn't have anywhere to store it (still don't). I don't feel like moving all that brass in a few months when I move again either. But trading it at the show is a good idea. I don't have to store it for long, and I have a few empty ammo cans that I'm not using at the moment.
What do you think I could get for a .50cal ammo can full of brass?

onebigelf
August 16, 2008, 10:59 PM
I pick up everything reloadable at the ranges I frequent. If I can't use it SOMEBODY can. Sometime you can trade it, sometimes its just handy as a "thank you" for somebody who help you out. It's ALWAYS worth having.

John:banghead:

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