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Damaged brass safe to reload?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Dunkelheit, Apr 11, 2010.

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  1. Dunkelheit

    Dunkelheit Member

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    Some of the .357 Mag catridges got a little damage from my lever action rifle. Is it safe to reload them or should i throw them in the junkbox? Its not about the money, im just curious.
     

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  2. Damon555

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    In my opinion they are safe to reload. Between belling and crimping you probably wont even see those marks when all is said and done.
     
  3. ScratchnDent

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    I, too, would reload those. I would size them, chamfer the inside and outside of the case mouth, then flare them, and I will bet they will be fine.
     
  4. bds

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    Agree with Damon555 and ScratchnDent.

    Size and bell the cases few times until the damage is gone or minimal.
     
  5. Scrapperz

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    I see no problems there, Size'em and load'em.
     
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    I really don't see any damage to speak of...............
    You should see them come out of my MINI 14 & some of my 45ACP's---then you could see some damage.........................:eek::eek:
     
  7. Dunkelheit

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    Thanks for your help.
     
  8. Chas.

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    I'll bet you're shooting some flavor of Rossi. My Puma(Rossi) does the same thing with .44mag. I just ignore and reload as usual.
     
  9. The Bushmaster

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    Load'em...Shoot'em...Load'em again. In the mean time see if you can determine what is causing that and correct it...
     
  10. Bula

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    I'm wondering, if a little more roll in their crimps would keep this from happening. Also, check to see if there is a burr in the chamber mouth. But I'd sure reload those empties.
     
  11. UpTheIrons

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    Agreed with everyone else. Resizing ought to fix most of this. Chamfering will do the rest.
     
  12. GP100man

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    Ifin it was my set up I`d roll it a little more !!
     
  13. Chas.

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    The cases are clipping the edge of the ejection port when ejected. Instead of ejecting straight up, ejection is at a bit of an angle. See the tip of the red arrow in the pic. That is where the contact is occurring. You can get an ejection spring which is much better, not as stiff from Steve Young, aka Nate Kiowa Jones, at stevesgunz.com. This is all assuming your gun is made by Rossi.

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  14. David E

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    Were it mine, I'd bevel that edge just a bit.
     
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