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Mixing once fired brass with 2+ fired?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by No4Mk1*, Feb 8, 2003.

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  1. No4Mk1*

    No4Mk1* Member

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    I have accumulated a good portion of once fired brass in 9x19 for possible future reloading or to sell and I have recently started shooting GA Arms reloaded ammo. My question is should I keep the once fired brass seperate from the GA arms which is of course fired at least twice?
     
  2. Mike Irwin

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    Makes absolutely no difference.

    All of my brass is dumped into large communal buckets. Some of the .38 Spl. brass has as many as 40 reloadings on it, while some in the bucket has as few as 1 or 2.
     
  3. Flash Hole

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    You should see what I pick up at the range.
    It all works.

    JOHN
     
  4. Fatelvis

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    The only time I would be concerned with doing this is when reloading for semi-auto rifles, such as the M1A, that is rough on the brass, and should only be reloaded 3-4 times. Also when neck sizing rifle ctrgs, the "newer" brass might not fit the chamber as tightly, as cases that have been fired/necksized a few times. Good shootin-
     
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    If I were still shooting competitively, I'd still be mighty particular about cartridge case lots; I'm not, however, sure it would make a discernible difference.
     
  6. antsi

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    For rifle and competition, I sort by manufacturer and # of firings.

    For pistol range ammo, I just dump 'em all together.
     
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    I may go overboard on inspection of brass but for me once fire vs 2+ fire makes no difference.

    I inspect brass when I pick it up, either mine or a vagrant. I inspect it when it comes out of the tumbler. I inspect it when it comes out of the reloader. I just don't feel right about shooting a reload without having inspected it.
     
  8. No4Mk1*

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    Thanks guys. You have simplified my storing of brass. I still doubt I will ever reload 9x19 but who knows. I do hope to load other calibers like .303 some day.
     
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