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Old 10-27-2010, 03:19 AM   #1
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Hello everyone thank you for the warm welcome.

I am just getting ready to reload, I am gathering up to do so.
I recently ordered 1000 S&W 40 nickel cases, They came with alot of scratches and dents. I had them replace 100 cases,But there are still alot with dents
Is this normal with once fired brass.

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Old 10-27-2010, 05:12 AM   #2
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Because the base metal is brass, SMALLER dings get ironed out during the sizing process.

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Don`t worry about small dents, when you fire the loaded round they will go away. Also flair the case mouth only enough to seat the bullet. I don`t buy nickel cases as I can load the regular brass cases several more time. You can just keep loading them untill the mouth splits.

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It takes some pretty serious dents for me to reject a case. Those that are not ironed out in the resizing process will certainly disappear when fired.

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Thanks for the help.

I did know that the smaller dents would iron them selfs out with shooting.
I have been reading and watching videos for over 2 months now,The sinclair videos here are really nice. They explain not only the how but the why too.
I guess i was more worried about the dents at the top of the case, I want to make sure they get a good seal and wont mess up my new carbide dies. Some of these cases were almost pinched closed, I just chucked this out.



Again thanks for your help. Steve

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Deformed case mouths are a natural thing with brass. When you size and bell them they get all ironed out. Don't worry till something starts to crack.

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Like everyone's already mentioned, resizing should take care of your issues with dents. I would also like to mention to keep a closer eye on the cases while you reload them. Over time the nickle plated cases will fatigue and split a lot sooner than the plain brass cases.

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