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Had one of those WTF moments today.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Hogpauls, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Hogpauls

    Hogpauls

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    Went out shooting last week and picked up some .223 "brass", kinda made my day. I didn't bother checking out the headstamp and just threw them in the .223 bucket.

    Today started to process some .223 and these wouldn't deprime, I put them aside and the growing pile started to piss me off. Although my detective skills aren't on par with some who are on GTR forum I think I solved the problem.

    At first it looked like a chinese symbol but turns out it's Russian (JSC Barnaul, Brown Bear). Brass washed steel and berdan primed.

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  2. Bello

    Bello America/Italia

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    sucks!

    p.s. i believe someone makes a die or something that takes out the berdan prime
     
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  3. Hogpauls

    Hogpauls

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    Happy Birthday Bello! :birthdaysong:
     
  4. Bello

    Bello America/Italia

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    ^ Thanks Chief!
     
  5. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    Toss 'em... it's not worth the trouble to de-cap Berdans and it's tough to buy 'em anymore.

    If you really want to play with some of them and don't want to buy the de-capper just whittle down a wooden dowel so it fits in the case mouth, fill the case with water, insert the dowel and smack it. Primer will pop right out... so will the water.


    Jack
     
  6. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

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    One of the guys at my IDPA shoot bought some nickel brass and thought he got a good deal. Nickel coated steel that was Berdan primed.:crying:
    A magnet will solve this issue or at least let you know the truth.
     
  7. Hogpauls

    Hogpauls

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    They've found a home in the circular file.