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How much corrosion is too much?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ironhat, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. ironhat

    ironhat Well-Known Member

    I'm cleaning up some military brass which had been stored in a dry basement for 10 or 15 years. I/ve noticed that a lot of the cases have some light corrosion, some black smears and an occassional fingerprint. I used a dental pick and tried the edges of the corrosion but I don't feel any depth or pitting. WhAT do you guys feel about corrosion?
  2. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Sounds like they are fine, but a pic would clear it up for sure.
  3. DeepSouth

    DeepSouth Well-Known Member

    Put it in a case tumbler, reexamine it, shoot it. At least that's what I'd do.
  4. Sport45

    Sport45 Well-Known Member

    I accept tarnish but discard anything that shows green.
  5. ironhat

    ironhat Well-Known Member

    OK, that's what I needed to know folks. Thanks much.
  6. IndianaBoy

    IndianaBoy Well-Known Member

    Discoloration doesn't bother me. Like you said, no depth or pitting. Should be fine.

    Usually it cleans up after a few trips through the tumbler and after being resized.

    My brass that I neck size only has discolored necks that don't go away.

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