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Brass coming out pinched? Help!

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Thlax, Dec 17, 2012.

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  1. Thlax

    Thlax Member

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    I just purchased a new Walther PPQ last week in 9mm. Absolutely love the gun. Phenomenal buy.

    Today after the range i noticed my brass has a mark in it and showed it to the RO. He said something like Walther over bored it? I dont remember exactly what he said but he did say If all my brass looks like that, that it is an issue and I should send it back to Walther.

    What is he talking about? Do I have an issue? The testing brass that came with the gun and all the brass after I shoot look like this (actual example)


    Thanks for the help-


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  2. Certaindeaf

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    The chamber isn't reamed right. It's a miracle the gun fired at all. I wouldn't shoot it.. send it back to get fixed.
     
  3. Sport45

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    What caliber is listed on the barrel, sure it isn't a 40s&w?
     
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  5. jwrowland77

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    I have a Walther PPS 9mm, and when I first started doing reloads, mine came out looking the same. Well I did a test with some factory rounds, and sure enough they came out looking the same as my reloads. My cases looked a lot like that with a little ring around the top.

    Nothing to worry about. If you take your barrel out, you will see a little spot in there that leaves the little ring. I had use a flashlight, but I you take your barrel out, clean it real good, you will see how this ring is being made.

    Like I stated above, I shot my reloads, and I did a test with WWB factory loads and everything looked the same. The best I can figure is I never noticed it before, because one, I was never picking up my brass because I didn't reload, second I was looking at the brass as close as I was because I wasn't worried about over pressure.

    Let me know what you find in the barrel. I'm pretty confident you will find what I found. :)
     
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    Wish I had someone show me this back when I started back in March. Would have saved me a lot of stress. :D
     
  7. morrow

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    stepped chambers --deleted-- , no point to them
     
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    morrow,

    We can understand your comments without the crude syllables thrown in ! Tone it down some!!
     
  9. jwrowland77

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    Whys that morrow? I've never had any issues with my Walther.
     
  10. Thlax

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    You guys are the best! Thank you'll so much for the explanation and pictures!!
     
  11. chris in va

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    On a side note my Saiga had a stepped chamber. It would form this bulge a the case neck with brass. I thought it was a defect until I did some digging to find out it was to distinguish between civilian and military fired ammo.

    Weird.
     
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