Recently bought a new G20, all stock. I've been saving my brass to eventually get into reloading and I am wondering if firing from the stock barrel has made this brass un-reloadable? Any thoughts on this? Thanks in advance. Neil
I've reloaded 10mm brass 25 times and still have all my fingers and eyes. BUT, I had about 1/3 of the brass I started with at the end because I culled anything that looked suspicious as I went along. The brass was beat all to hell and back- especially the rims when I finally junked it.
If anything looks 'funny' around the base(or anywhere else for that matter), toss it and dont reload that piece. Thats a good rule for any reloading tho.
(rem: the hotter you load, the shorter the life of the brass. mine was reloaded to ~550ft#s)
The bulging cases are normal to a point. What I saw with my brass was sprits down the side and occasionally I would see a small split or bright smile looking thing on the web of the brass which is near the base of it. I would through them away at this point. If you don'e have a reloading manual buy a couple and check out their pictures and descriptions of over pressure and worn out brass. That will help you out a lot.
I would do that before you even start reloading. It will help you in the long run.