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I made a boo boo

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Vicious-Peanut, May 3, 2009.

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  1. Vicious-Peanut

    Vicious-Peanut Member

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    So I reloading some .30-30s for the first time after not reloading for a while and I had forgotten to chamfer the case mouth. Can I do this with the powder in the cases or do I need to start over? Will it be OK if if a few tiny brass shaving end up inside the cases?
     
  2. Walkalong

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    I would not do it with the powder in the case. You will probably be OK loading them as long as you are careful. 30-30 necks are kind of thin though.
     
  3. loadedround

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    I wouln't want to fire those brass particles up my bore, they would be like shooting sandpaper. Why don't you just poor the powder into a small container, chamfer your case and then pour your powder back in. Sounds like a no brainer to me. :)
     
  4. NCsmitty

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    To avoid losing some powder or contaminating the load, just dump the powder into a small cup, chamfer the case and use your powder funnel to pour the powder back in the case.
    Some people, not me, do not even chamfer cases.
    Your call.

    NCsmitty
     
  5. Samgotit

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    Why not dump the individual charges in a pill bottle or something, chamfer (holding the brass upside down), clean and recharge using a funnel.

    Edit: beaten to it.
     
  6. Vicious-Peanut

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    I put it on hold for tonight.

    The problem was there were only 5 of each load (I am trying a few different ones), and I had already chafmered them with the powder when I asked. :eek:

    So I separated the powder and will dispose of it later. (safely)



    Another question though, this is my first time using bullets with cannelures (sp?) and Hodgdon says to give the cartridges an OAL of 2.550 and if I use any of the cannelures (it has 3) it will either be way too short (not safe, too high of pressures) or about .040 too long. So I'm at a loss here, what should I do?
     
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    What bullets are you using, jacketed or cast?
    IMO, .040 too long is better, if you can load and chamber the rounds without pushing the bullets into the rifling or causing an unsafe condition because of the extra length.

    NCsmitty
     
  8. Vicious-Peanut

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    They are jacketed. I would like to simply seat bullet in a non-primed case and try it in the gun, but I don't have it here. I think I will try it with it being a little long.

    Thanks
     
  9. NCsmitty

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    Strange, all the jacketed 30-30 bullets designed for it that I know, will give you a nearly automatic 2.550 COAL when using the cannelure.
    What 30-30 bullet has three cannelures?

    NCsmitty
     
  10. bfoosh006

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    Ummmm... the newer Barnes TSX's:):)...


    Seriously though, what bullet are you using ?
     
  11. NCsmitty

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    I originally used the Speer 150gr FP over IMR3031 but now have some of the new Hornady FTX that I've tried, using H4895. It's a ballistically superior bullet.

    I don't and won't use Barnes bullets. I'm a lead and copper guy.

    NCsmitty
     
  12. freakshow10mm

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    I never bother to chamfer the mouths.
     
  13. JackOfAllTradesMasterAtNone

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    I would attempt seating a bullet without chamfering the case. Started slowly, most bullets have a base that will allow insertion into the case mouth without hassle.

    Hodgdon is a powder manufacture. ALLWAYS us OAL dimmensions provided by the BULLET manufacture.

    -Steve
     
  14. freakshow10mm

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    Because the powder manufacturers never know what the hell they are doing when they are pressure testing?
     
  15. rcmodel

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    If it's already a done deal, shoot them.

    Brass shavings will not hurt the bore, anymore then a jacketed bullet going faster.

    Heck, lots of military ammo used steel jacketed bullets.

    rc
     
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    i did not know this.
     
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