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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by lucznik, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. lucznik

    lucznik New Member

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    So, as I've been going through and resizing my collection of brass in varying calibers, and despite trying to be very careful in the process, I had a couple of peices that formed small dents along the shoulder. I know what causes these dents (too much lube) but, what I don't know is; are these pieces of brass now ruined or can they still be used?

    The dents are very small and not on the case mouth or body.
     
  2. Bayou

    Bayou Active Member

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    If the dents are very small, and brass is FL sized and prepared in all respects for reliading, they will shoot out.

    Bayou
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Caused by too much lube take a cleaning rod with a patch and wipe the inside of the die body
     
  4. mseric

    mseric New Member

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    If they chamber, load and shoot.

    Also, if you die has a vent hole, make sure it is not plugged.
     
  5. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Try annealing your cases just a bit & don`t use so much lube !...........
     
  6. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Just follow JonM's advise. I use a dry lube on case necks and shoulders. Yes, they will fire form. However you are over working the brass. Short case life will result. :)
     
  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    As long as they chamber they will work. As pointed out, you are over working the brass and will see reduced case life. I clean each die after each loading session. Excess lube can build up. The lube can attract grit that will scratch the die and the brass.