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Would you re load these brass cases?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bhhacker, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. bhhacker

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    I bought about 450ish once fired brass and most of it looks good. I know the dents will fire form out but a few pieces in here looks like a dent and a little bit of a gash.


    Heres a few pics of the "norm" stuff thats included in here. Does it looks safe to shoot or is it questionable?



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  2. Havok7416
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    The one on the left I would definitely reload and the other two are questionable. If they improved or disappeared with resizing resizing would be no problem. These are just my personal opinions, YMMV.
     
  3. TNBilly

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    mark em - you'd be amazed how easy that'll push out on firing. The one in the middle may retain a mark but I can't see it being a fault problem
     
  4. rjrivero

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    Yep. Those are ejection marks. I wouldn't hesitate to re-use those pieces of brass.
     
  5. mokin

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    Is that after re-sizing? I'd probably reload them anyway--I don't go to maximum load. They look like 7.62x39. I usually loose those after three or four loadings/firings anyway.
     
  6. clem

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    Yes, they will come out okay.
     
  7. bhhacker

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    @Mokin- No, I havent re sized them or anything. I actually dont have the die(s) to be able to do that yet.


    I just got a really good deal on the brass and figured id get it while I was able to.
     
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    You're lucky. Reloadable x39 is rare as hens teeth.
     
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    Normal with ak brass. Will be fine. As long as your loads are not maxed out. Due to slight reduction in case volume. From dents
     
  10. 918v

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    Stop it. Case volume reduction from dents? Case volume has nothing to do with dents because the case expands against the chamber under pressure.
     
  11. hueyville

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    I definitely think you should not load those. But rather you should sell them to me at fair price and I will load them myself. Hahaha. Load them and let the bullets fly.
     
  12. Loc n Load

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    Load em

    Load them...they will be fine...they will fire form to the chamber and then get dented again probably when they eject....
     
  13. Walkalong

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    Those are minor dents for 7.62X39 from an AK. Load em up.
     
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    Low pressure laods will cause a form of case denting, but it wouldn't look anything like those. You would see serious eveidense of gas leaking down the body of the case and the dents wouldn't be sharp or pronounced, it would look more like it was pushed in, more like a lube dent looks.
    As for loading those, I would as long as the case hasn't been cut into, and will chamber after resizing of course.

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    ejector marks..

    as long as they're not folded in half like those ones Blarby posted last month, shoot 'em.
     
  16. bobinoregon

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    load them, none of those even qualify as dents from my ak.
     
  17. magnum338

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    Go ahead and load them.
    The dents look just like those I get from my M1 when cases are flipped back against the operating rod hump during ejection. No real damage.
     
  18. BYJO4

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    I would also reload them.
     
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    Make sure you check the headstamp on all of them before you resize them. A Yugo M67 case could ruin your day and your die because M67 is Berdan primed.
     
  20. 9w1911

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    no i would toss those
     
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    There are berdan primed brass cases out there. Beware of those because you can't reload them with traditional methods. Look in hte bottom of the case for 2 flash holes. If you see two, that is bad.
     
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    No problems with that brass.
    When you fire them, you might not even be able to tell they were ever dented.
     
  23. Nalgi

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    heck yea!

    Just ejector marks, send them to me if you dont want them!
     
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    If you aint willing to dented cases for 7.62x39 you may as well not reload em most you find will be dented
     
  25. SSN Vet

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    Yup.... again and again and again...

    If you shooting them in a kalashnikov action yourself, you can look into putting some thin foam tape at the point of contact with either the bolt carrier handle or the dust cover.

    I've heard a gunsmith say he can tweek the ejector geometry to get the brass to eject without denting, but I wasn't interested in sinking that kind of money into what essentially comes down to a cosmetic problem.
     
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