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Military Brass

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by shenck, Jan 6, 2012.

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  1. shenck

    shenck Member

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    I was given a bunch of military brass, and while priming I found some with loose primer pockets and evidence of brass flowing into ejector and extractor holes. Theese were not reloaded before I had to remove the primer crimp. My question is could theese have been overloaded, or could it be a firearm problem, or do you have any other ideas?
     
  2. gennro

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    Most likely machine gun fired brass.
     
  3. WyrTwister

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    Scrap it .

    God bless
    wyr
     
  4. kingmt

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    Are you sure all of them still had there crimp? Loose pocket still haveing its crimp doesn't sound right. How did you remove the crimp?
     
  5. shenck

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    I scrapped it

    I have been scraping the bad ones.I was give a three gallon bucket full of brass, I have cleaned and loaded 500 so far and found 3 bad ones. I never felt anything out of the ordinary while depriming. I discoverd them while priming. I have been removing the crimp with about three twist of a deburing tool, But I'm going to buy a RCBS swager, there are way too many left to do with a deburing tool.
     
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  6. edfardos

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    are you sure you fully seated the primers? I thougt I removed the crimp with a deburr tool also, but I still couldn't seat primers below flush without crushing them. I set them all aside for now, as I can't usenthe rcbs swager w/ my progressive press and can't afford a dillon swager.

    edfardos
     
  7. kingmt

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    I suggest looking at the CH4D ram prime & swage set for $30 I think. I have it & it works great. So easy to use. If you go that route ask them how much to include another post for priming. No that it is a big deal to change the stem but I have problems gripping things & I would rather handle the biger parts.
     
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    i wish i had seen that CH4D swager before i ordered my dillon super swage last week.
     
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