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Old 02-10-2010, 03:53 PM   #21
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Doesn't the HK/CETME have a fluted chamber Robo?
I didn't think you could reload the brass Any other special steps required to load?

The reloading issue has kinda kept me from getting one.
Yes they both have fluted chambers. The flutes are ironed out when you resize. They are barely perceptable after they are polished and resized. The larger issue is the body dents from the case slamming against the back lip of the ejection port. These can be significant with hotter loads and older recoil springs. For the most part they, too are ironed out with the resizing process. The small dents that remain are ironed out when the round is fired only to be replaced by a new one upon ejection.

I have heard many people proclain the flute marks will ruin the sizing die. How will raised ribs in brass ruin a steel die? People regurgitate the thoughtless pablum fed to them by some other pablum puker. Who knows what started the rumor/gun myth?

I have been reloading HK fired brass for nearly 20 years. Thousands of rounds loaded on the same set of dies. Each round still gets checked visually and in a cartridge headspace gauge. ZERO problems.

Because the chamber "might" be working the brass more than a conventional chamber, I aneal everytime.
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I was thinking pushing the raised "flutes" back in when resizing would dent the case body.
That cleared it up nicely Robo. Thank you for explaining.

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I have seen some on the range I belong to. the flutes I have seen on the brass were not all that noticeable til you picked it up.

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You are right, deburring these flash holes does suck. I may have to look at the RCBS power case prep unit.

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You are right, deburring these flash holes does suck. I may have to look at the RCBS power case prep unit.
Yup, that RCBS power case prep unit is the only way to go for production runs.

Hell, it's sweet for only 100 or so as well.
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Well, I've deburred and primed the first 500 so now I am ready to start on the second 500. I also loaded some test rounds with the 165 gr. Accubond. Now all I am waiting on is for this crazy weather to stop. I got 4 inches of snow on the ground. That ain't right in Georgia.

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I have 500 brand new cases that need to have the flash hole's deburred. Any one wanna do it for me? I have 100 done already oh well got plenty of time off to do them in-front of the TV.

Cripes, you have it easy! I have a box of a couple thousand 5.56 I need to swage out the primer pocket crimps. I'll do yours if you do mine!
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