Originally Posted by Gatekeeper
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.