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Once fired brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Steel Head, Feb 12, 2013.


  1. Steel Head

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    Last night I deprimed/sized the first once fired brass I've ever dealt with.
    Kind cool to see the differant firing pin marks and chamber differences.
    All the Glock fired 45 was in great shape,not surprising as ever in a 45 I've ever shot was nice to brass.
    It had about 15% small primer brass and a few gaps and one shofield case.
    Some was already reloaded but looked in decent shape.
    Most was Fed,Win or A USA.
    Anybody know what the A USA brass is:dunno:
    All in all I'm happy:wavey:
     

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  2. ColoCG

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  3. Steel Head

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    Thanks
    For my mild reloads it should be fine.
    Some of the cases were fired in a chamber that bulged the case with a weird band(muffin top looking:whistling:)they resized nice but the chamber on that gun was horrible.

    I'm guessing it was a older 1911 as it had a bigger round pin mark.
    The chamber in my SA even with +p stuff you could just bell the case mouth,load a bullet and crimp fired brass and it chambers fine without resizing.
     
  4. PCJim

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    Those bulged cases may have been dropped by a Thompson or Mac or other similar auto.
     
  5. Steel Head

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    Interesting,I didn't think of that.

    IT"S NICE TO NOT WORRY ABOUT BRASS:supergrin:

    I shot some test rounds with 185lswc's today and for once I was not freaking out to find every spent case:thumbsup:
     
  6. gunowner1

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    Remember to save all brass. Even calibers you don't have guns for. I've been saving 380 brass for a few months,even though I don't own a 380, and a nice guy at my range is going to trade me some 223 brass for it. I have another guy who will trade me 38 special or 357 brass for 45 ACP brass piece for piece.