Military Brass


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shenck
January 6, 2012, 03:53 PM
I was given a bunch of military brass, and while priming I found some with loose primer pockets and evidence of brass flowing into ejector and extractor holes. Theese were not reloaded before I had to remove the primer crimp. My question is could theese have been overloaded, or could it be a firearm problem, or do you have any other ideas?

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gennro
January 6, 2012, 04:16 PM
Most likely machine gun fired brass.

WyrTwister
January 6, 2012, 04:48 PM
Scrap it .

God bless
wyr

kingmt
January 6, 2012, 06:46 PM
Are you sure all of them still had there crimp? Loose pocket still haveing its crimp doesn't sound right. How did you remove the crimp?

shenck
January 6, 2012, 06:59 PM
I have been scraping the bad ones.I was give a three gallon bucket full of brass, I have cleaned and loaded 500 so far and found 3 bad ones. I never felt anything out of the ordinary while depriming. I discoverd them while priming. I have been removing the crimp with about three twist of a deburing tool, But I'm going to buy a RCBS swager, there are way too many left to do with a deburing tool.

edfardos
January 6, 2012, 09:01 PM
are you sure you fully seated the primers? I thougt I removed the crimp with a deburr tool also, but I still couldn't seat primers below flush without crushing them. I set them all aside for now, as I can't usenthe rcbs swager w/ my progressive press and can't afford a dillon swager.

edfardos

kingmt
January 6, 2012, 09:03 PM
I suggest looking at the CH4D ram prime & swage set for $30 I think. I have it & it works great. So easy to use. If you go that route ask them how much to include another post for priming. No that it is a big deal to change the stem but I have problems gripping things & I would rather handle the biger parts.

NeuseRvrRat
January 7, 2012, 01:37 PM
i wish i had seen that CH4D swager before i ordered my dillon super swage last week.

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