9mm - Ammoload headstamp brass


August 11, 2013, 09:27 PM
Resizing a batch of 9mm today and found 2 pieces that felt weird when sizing. They seemed soft or something and the sizing was far to easy, almost no force needed on the handle. Since the first one felt weird, i dropped it in the case gauge and it won't go all the way in. I set it aside and a hundred or so later i had another one feel the same. Checked it in gauge, same thing and same headstamp.

Anyone out there seen this before or know anything about the Ammoload headstamp?

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August 11, 2013, 10:37 PM

August 11, 2013, 11:20 PM
Yeah i see the ring inside but that doesn't explain why it doesn't fully seat into the case gauge or why it seems to resize so easily. For the time being i just set the 2 pieces aside but i have like 1200 more to size so no telling how many more i might find.

August 13, 2013, 04:39 AM
That looks really strange? Almost like there is a case inside of the case. And I don't see any exterior lines, at least not in that angle of the picture, that would indicate a center case crimp, or I guess it's referred to as a case canelure to prevent set back?


Hondo 60
August 13, 2013, 01:55 PM
If it were me? I'd just put 'em in a box to be recycled.
Scrap brass is $2/lb here.

August 13, 2013, 03:45 PM
What Hondo 60 said.

August 13, 2013, 04:36 PM
I thought they looked a little odd, primer pocket a little ragged, but they reloaded just fine. I'll give 3.00 per pound for your ammoloader brass! lol


August 29, 2013, 01:50 AM
I put in a search for ammoload brass because I was having trouble reloading it. Same soft feel, but also loading lead bullets is more trouble. I needed to expand these brass extra wide or the lead bullet crushes the side of the brass.

August 29, 2013, 04:17 AM
Ammoload is a company owned by Freedom Munitions. I use it exclusively in my sponsored ammo and have never had any problems with it, but I also don't reload for 9mm. I don't know why you would be having these problems, though.

August 29, 2013, 12:12 PM
Yeah! Don't hate Ammoad.

August 29, 2013, 12:32 PM
Ive reloaded a couple hundred of my Ammoload brass so far without issue

August 29, 2013, 12:46 PM
Ammoload makes the heaviest 9mm case on the market- 65 grains. There is another flavor weighing 60grs

September 4, 2013, 03:07 PM
Check the thread on :"starline Brass in S&W shield" I thought people were talking about 88 grain weight cases...maybe I misread, there was some discussion about the shield in 40 S
&W also...

...Whoa! My bad, that was 45 cases, not 9mm!


September 4, 2013, 08:59 PM
And the internal shoulder position varies as well, from .330" to .400" south of the case mouth.

September 4, 2013, 10:08 PM
When I size/decap a 9 and it goes too easy,I usually find it is a 380?:cuss:I never ran into that type of case. I will be on the alert for such an animal.:evil:

September 5, 2013, 12:08 PM
Very easy to cull out from the rest, once you have seen one and its ring inside the case, just a glance into the open case will tell you...I dont have to squint to see the headstamp with my old eyes! I reload them with no problem, but always sort cases by headstamp.


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