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45acp brass question

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by TurboFC3S, May 1, 2008.

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  1. TurboFC3S

    TurboFC3S Member

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    While going through about 1500 pieces of mixed 45acp brass I noticed that the CCI and *I* brass has flash holes noticably larger than any of the other brass, but the primer pocket otherwise looks the same. I was just wondering if that has any practical meaning for loading purposes? Will it change burn characteristics enough to warrant changes?
     
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    The 1/8" flash hole cases are from "lead-free" ammo.

    The reason is to lower the primer pocket pressure with the more powerful leadfree primer mix. Otherwise, the primers back out and can cause gun damage.

    I doubt it would matter but I would keep & load them seperate from the other standard cases.

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  3. primlantah

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    i noticed that last night on my mixed 45 brass. Never noticed it before and have been loading them all the same with the results being more accurate than i am.
     
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    This has been covered many times on this, and other, forums. The bottom line is: reload them and shoot as normal.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  5. TurboFC3S

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    Thanks guys ... sorry for being such a n00b :neener:

    One other thing I noticed, the insides of all the "large flash hole" cases was significantly cleaner than any of the other cases. Just an interesting observation that I have no idea what it means, haha.
     
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    It means they were clean burning, smoke free, sootless, indoor range safe, not to kill the children from the fumes, or cause hideous birth defects, lead-free ammo, with large flash holes.

    rcmodel
     
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