Dings & Dents on Brass from Tumbling/Cleaning

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  1. Jaeger62

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    I've been cleaning and tumbling my brass to get it ready for reloading when I finally get started. I've noticed that some of the cases have small dents or 'dings' in them from what I'm assuming is banging against each other in the tumbler or when I cleaned them in hot water/vinegar/salt/dish soap (some of this was pretty diry).

    My question is, can I feel safe reloading this stuff? None of them have what I would consider major dents, but just some dings in them. From what I've read a little online is that they'll be fine and the pressure from firing will straighten that out.
     
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    I have never noticed that from tumbling but it shouldn't hurt anything. When you size them it may square em away to
     

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    if resizing doesnt take out the dents they are to big. not sure how a tumbler can cause dents. you using corn cob or walnut? Even if your tumbler is over loaded i cant see dents because the media buffers that.
     
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    It is impossible to tell with out a picture. However little dings or dents are normally purely cosmetic.
     
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    I'm using corn cob in a new Cabela's tumbler.
     
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    snap a picture. Should be no problem loading them but im wondering why the dents.
     
  7. Jaeger62

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    These aren't mine, but this is what I'm looking at for the most part.

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    only one dent per case and not many? that is from ejection and is no problem.
     
  9. Jaeger62

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    There may be one here or there with two marks like that. But for the most part, yeah we're looking at one.
     
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    Yeah those dents are from ejection. I get some on my brass also. No a problem as most of it will be ironed out during resizing.
     
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    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    Tumbling is *not* causing those dents.
     
  13. Fear Night

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    Exactly. They are in the same spot.

    My JR Carbine gives a distinctive deformation similar to that on every round and it comes right out during resizing.
     
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    No, your tumbling is nto denting the cases. More liekly, they get dented during firing or hitting the ground, cleaning them up only shows them off.