Virgin Brass

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by opaww, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    I got my Winchester 50 empty cases of virgin brass for my .308 today, I tend to be a little over cautious about my reloading so I pulled each piece out and inspected them. What I found was not a major issue but people new to reloading should be made aware of it so they know what to look for.

    The brass is sized from the factory but the case mouths were out of round and some were slightly bent, not to mention they were burred at the case mouth. Be sure to run them through the resizing die anyway to make sure the case mouth is round and sized as they should be, then trim the cases anyway and deburr.

    opaww
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    All new brass is final tumbled before packaging and shipment. Between the tumbling, handling, packaging, shipment, etc the mouths will get a little dinged.
     

  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    For rifle brass I resize it and chamfer and debur the case mouth along with deburing the flash hole.

    After that it is game on and lets reload.
     
  4. Brigadeir

    Brigadeir New Member

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    Good Advice,
    I've found that a lot of new brass I buy varies greatly in OAL. So I always run it through the trimmer too.

    Mark
     
  5. DougB

    DougB New Member

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    I treat my new/fresh brass just like those already fired. Re-size, trim to length, primer pockets etc. That way I have NO variables to speak of.
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I resize all my brass just to make sure. Good advise opaww.