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GLOCKENNBOOMER
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Posted: 9/22/2012 5:49:44 PM
Is there a link to a headstamp guide for this brass. Most of them I know but sometimes I run across a oddball. Good brass? GREAT brass? Trash?

What you want and what you'd be better off scrapping?
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Posted: 9/23/2012 12:21:22 AM
Americ is garbage.

FC, read my post in the tacked Gateway near the top of the page for more info.

I won't load them, some will.

Rest are good.
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Posted: 9/23/2012 4:27:01 AM
[Last Edit: 9/23/2012 4:28:46 AM by dusten]
Other junk brass cases besides AMERC include these berdan primed headstamps I have come across:


IMG (Guatamalan) headstamp brass has undersized flash holes. It will rip lee universal decapping pins unless you turn the pin diameter down (I am not sure how other brand's die work on them):
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Posted: 9/23/2012 10:36:44 AM
The technique to deprime brass with tight flasholes (IK, IMG) when using a Lee universal decapper;

Lube the decapping pin every 3 cases with case lube.

I use Imperial, just a dab on my finger swiped on the decapping pin that protrudes from the bottom of the sizing die.

Berdan cases can be a problem if you don't have the proper tools and primers.




Boxer on left, Berdan on right. (you want Boxer OP)

To determine what you have, do the flashlight test.

Shine flashlight down case mouth.

You want 1 single centered flashole.
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