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10mm brass sticking on powder funnel

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Kwesi, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Kwesi

    Kwesi

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    I'm curious what would cause this. Loading on a 550 & powder funnel was completely cleaned. Lowering the ram required a lot of force to free the brass. I finished that batch of brass then cleaned the press. Grabbed another batch of brass & all was normal.
     
  2. njl

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    I've found that in 9mm, certain brands of brass stick to the powder funnel more than others. RP is one I don't like because of that. It could be the brass. It could be the brass was "too clean". It could be that the powder funnel could use some scotch-brite.
     

  3. VN350X10

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    That happens all the time on new 10MM brass. The cure is to give the inside a good chamfer & the problem goes away.
    It is especially noticable on new Starline brass.
    Once fired doesn't have this problem.
    It's not the fault of the powder funnel, or the brass, just a quirk of new brass & it seems that 10MM is the worst. Don't know why, just is !
    In all honesty, ANY new brass should be chamfered before loading.

    uncle albert
     
  4. Steve Koski

    Steve Koski Got Insurance? Millennium Member

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    New brass of any caliber does that to some extent. Next time through the press it'll slip right off.
     
  5. Murphy's Law

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    Why did you not ask the "Instructor" this simple yet "stupid" question? Since I was the individual that toiled over cleaning your power system "which I might add for the first time ever in the 1 1/2 years you've owned the thing" Next time you come over to bother me with silly questions, remind me to give you some steel wool or a little emery cloth and I'll show you a trick for your inexperience.
    :tongueout: :tongueout: :tongueout: :supergrin: :supergrin: :supergrin:
     
  6. Kwesi

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    This was NOT virgin brass so now what would cause this? Gee I hope I'm not asking "my instructor" another stupid question ;-)!
     
  7. Colorado4Wheel

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    Small bits of brass get imbedded in the funnel expander. Get a Scotch Brite pad and polish it up. OR use some very fine wet/dry sandpaper.

    I personally think that the part is made on a lathe and has some circular tool marks on it that grab dirt and crap that cause it to stick. The more I polished mine and they older they got the less trouble I had.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2011
  8. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    Definitely this. A year ago my 550B would stick pretty bad with 9mm. I would polish it every few months. These days, I don't polish at all and it really doesn't stick.
     
  9. Colorado4Wheel

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    I should really proof my post better :(
     
  10. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    The part I bolded a double entendre?

    lol
     
  11. Colorado4Wheel

    Colorado4Wheel

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    It should have said

    "the older they got"

    But your taking it up a level.
     
  12. Kwesi

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    I used some 0000 steel wool even though I couldn't see any brass bits but it provided little improvement.
     
  13. Colorado4Wheel

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    Try 600 Grit Wet Sandpaper.