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PSYCHOFREAK3 12-03-2012 05:38 PM

Reloading Brass
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Hey guys, I have loaded about 300 rounds so far, however I haven't re-loaded any yet. So my question is all of hte brass that I have shot has a dent from what I am assuming is the extractor. It's just a dent and doesn't go through the case however how do you know if the brass is still safe to reload. I will include a picture, and it is .45 acp, I'm not trying to push any boundaries with my loading, just trying to give myself good cheap range fodder.

Overkill0084 12-03-2012 05:45 PM

IMHO, use it. That's tiny. I've used worse with no ill effects.
Have you run them through the sizer, then looked to see whats left of the dent? It may well be undetectable afterwards.

25-5 12-03-2012 06:14 PM

The brass is hitting the ejection port on it's way out. If you want to open the ejection port a smith can do it. Not expensive and not necessary. I have the same on my 7.62x51 brass from the M1A, and reload it just fine. The dent shows up less after resizing.

PSYCHOFREAK3 12-03-2012 06:48 PM

Haven't resized yet, figured I'd better be safe than sorry. Thank you for the replies.

sdiver35 12-03-2012 07:13 PM


Originally Posted by PSYCHOFREAK3
Haven't resized yet, figured I'd better be safe than sorry. Thank you for the replies.

I get the same dent, but a little more pronounced out of my Sig 1911. Once resized it looks okay and will be fine for a few more loads. Main thing is if you think it is unsafe use your judgement and put it in the recycle can.

robocop10mm 12-03-2012 10:45 PM

1911's are famous for this. The back of the ejection port is causing it. It is NOT a problem. That is a VERY minor dent. Most will iron out in resizing. The rest will be fixed by the internal pressures upon firing, to be replaced by new dents upon ejection.

My HK and CETME used to do that very badly. That is until I got port buffers on them.

PSYCHOFREAK3 12-04-2012 03:44 AM

Thanks again for the replies I loaded them up tonight and will be hitting the range this week to try out the new xdm.

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