My fault... I lent my Ruger cambered in 280 remington to a buddy during a hunting trip last fall. In his hurry to load and go he accidently chambered a 308 round, that he had in his pocket from his rifle, and dicharged a round. all was fine, the round left the barrel and struck his caribiou, and he did not notice the mis-hap until he went to eject the round. SO.. the brass had been deformed but.. i do not see any cracks, splits or anything out of the normal any where... rifles been cleaned and bore-lited is the rifle still good, or what is your opinion... i can not find a gunsmith to look at it, the one i talked to on the phone said that as long as i did not see any cracks, that it was fine.