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Preferences buying once fired brass

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Apiarian, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Beentown

    Beentown Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Dirty, unprocessed.
  2. Elkins45

    Elkins45 Senior Member

    Dec 25, 2009
    Northern KY
    For military brass I don't mind getting it with the crimp still intact and dirty from the range. That's just a verification of the once fired status.

    What I'm really scared of is 40 S&W or especially 10mm brass that has been processed in any way. I'm afraid that some of it is dangerously weakened because of a Glock bulge but I dont know which ones because the bulge has been ironed out. I cracked the frame on my G20 because of a case failure with some "once fired" brass.
  3. Mohave-Tec

    Mohave-Tec Active Member

    May 28, 2013
    Las Vegas
    Just give me all the freakin' brass. I'll figure it out from there. There's never enough.
  4. 4895

    4895 Active Member

    Mar 6, 2011
    Tucson, Arizona
    I prefer once-fired brass just like it came from the range floor. I don't want to pay for someone else working the brass and prefer to do my own case prep. I have heard from guys that bought .223 at gun shows from a "reloader" that they constantly jam and sometimes misfire. I certainly don't want to pay for shoddy workmanship. I can do that all on my own thank you very nice.

    On a positive note, I did meet a fella from backpage that offered 120+ pieces of once-fired .270 win brass for $20. He showed up on time and explained that he planned to reload them but lost interest and wanted to get rid of the brass. It has been excellent brass for a friend of mine who I hooked up on the deal when I knew he was looking for some. He got 50 rounds loaded with partitions and I got the rest for the day I get a .270 or trade them off. I did however process the brass already (polished, resized, trimmed, chamfered, neck turned, flash holes de-burred, primer pockets uniformed, separated by head stamp)...oops.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2013

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