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Posted: 1/17/2009 10:48:47 PM EDT
So when I was sorting thru my brass I noticed this case. Initially I thought that I shold throw it out but I ran it thru the resizing die for fun and the hole closed up and you can't see light out of it anymore, so I think it would hold powder fine without leaking out. Do you think this would be ok to use for just one more loading?
Here's a pic of the case.

Before


After resizing.


















just kidding, just started reloading recently so figured I should start posting in this forum.

T
Link Posted: 1/17/2009 10:52:14 PM EDT
[#1]
Hell yeah, why not!
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 3:26:09 AM EDT
[#2]
That will work well in a Glock!
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 3:39:34 AM EDT
[#3]
patch it up with JB Weld or duct tape

Link Posted: 1/18/2009 4:20:40 AM EDT
[#4]
Are you serious?
You cannot possibly be that hard up for brass.........
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 4:25:39 AM EDT
[#5]
throw the thing away and tell me the caliber, if I have it I'll to send you a replacement. For crying out loud, and I thought I was cheap
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 4:28:33 AM EDT
[#6]
Buff it up real good... it'll be fine!  

Darwinism will take care of any other issues.
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 4:41:05 AM EDT
[#7]
No.
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 4:47:16 AM EDT
[#8]
Unless you want to risk damaging your firearm throw it away.  Otherwise, have at it.  
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 5:34:41 AM EDT
[#9]
I think a lot of people are missing this part "just kidding, just started reloading recently so figured I should start posting in this forum."
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 5:53:30 AM EDT
[#10]
Just for the heck of it, see if it will hold a double charge.
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 7:03:14 AM EDT
[#11]
I think the extra compression from trying to seat a bullet after a double charge would probably open the hole back up :-)

T
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 7:03:40 AM EDT
[#12]
patch it up with JB Weld or duct tape


That'll never work.  Silver solder or TIG weld the sucker and it'll work just fine.
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 7:32:25 AM EDT
[#13]
Quoted:
patch it up with JB Weld or duct tape


That'll never work.  Silver solder or TIG weld the sucker and it'll work just fine.



thought about silver soldering it but with the temp that you need to get it to silver solder I think it would change the harness of the case and make it harder to re-size.

T
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 7:33:48 AM EDT
[#14]
Quoted:
Are you serious?
You cannot possibly be that hard up for brass.........


It's 10mm, I'm probably lucky that I was'nt disintegrated in the blast :-)

T
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 9:50:29 AM EDT
[#15]
fill with with silver solder, bore out to proper diameter, rebore primer pocket and flash hole, fill with double charge of the fastest powder you can buy or fill with match heads. Use a magnum primer, the heaviest bullet you can possibly stuff in there with a good coating of red loctite allow to dry. be sure to hold onto it good and tight too!




I'm kidding too! save it for an example of what not to save.
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 11:28:49 AM EDT
[#16]

thought about silver soldering it but with the temp that you need to get it to silver solder I think it would change the harness of the case and make it harder to re-size.


That's what annealing is for...and for the record, I too am joking.
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 4:23:09 PM EDT
[#17]
Quoted:
I think a lot of people are missing this part "just kidding, just started reloading recently so figured I should start posting in this forum."


+10 at least the new guy has a good sense of humor unlike some here WELCOME grab a seat and enjoy the FREAK show
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 5:47:51 PM EDT
[#18]
I realize that the OP was joking, but with the increase in the cost of reloading compoments and the influx of new-to-reloading guys/gals out there I fear that we are going to see post like this in the future...for real.
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 6:31:45 PM EDT
[#19]
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 6:44:25 PM EDT
[#20]
.05 worth of brass. think of the the cash your saving
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 7:37:26 PM EDT
[#21]
RAY CHARLES thinks it looks O.K.
Link Posted: 1/18/2009 8:13:32 PM EDT
[#22]
Quoted:
RAY CHARLES thinks it looks O.K.


Link Posted: 1/18/2009 8:26:18 PM EDT
[#23]
Quoted:
.05 worth of brass. think of the the cash your saving


I wish I could find 10mm brass for that cheap, it seems to be $0.17 each cheapest I've found it. If I could find it for that cheap then the 400 bullets I have sitting on my reloading bench would have homes :-)

T
Link Posted: 1/19/2009 1:03:05 PM EDT
[#24]
In the spirit of the thread, does anyone think this can be repaired?  Its Israli or some other middle eastern 9mm as it has funny markings.  This was a live round I found at the range and took 3 hammer strikes to fire from my P85.


Link Posted: 1/19/2009 1:18:04 PM EDT
[#25]
Quoted:
RAY CHARLES thinks it looks O.K.


Link Posted: 1/19/2009 1:59:38 PM EDT
[#26]
Link Posted: 1/19/2009 2:28:12 PM EDT
[#27]
I get the best results braising with a torch, using a coat hanger and regular plumbing flux. If you keep the heat just right it gets annealed at the same time. I finish with a cold water quench, then i belt-sand the high spots. tumble with kitty litter and your done.
Link Posted: 1/19/2009 4:14:58 PM EDT
[#28]
If I remember then I'm gonna bring the case to work tomorrow and braze it up just for shits and giggles.

Which do you think I should use, true silver solder or silicon brazing rod?

T
Link Posted: 1/20/2009 6:06:18 PM EDT
[#29]
Quoted:
So when I was sorting thru my brass I noticed this case. Initially I thought that I shold throw it out but I ran it thru the resizing die for fun and the hole closed up and you can't see light out of it anymore, so I think it would hold powder fine without leaking out. Do you think this would be ok to use for just one more loading?
Here's a pic of the case.

Before
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b294/Qolat/gunz/IMG_0140.jpg

After resizing.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b294/Qolat/gunz/IMG_0150.jpg

















just kidding, just started reloading recently so figured I should start posting in this forum.

T


Hell yes, and then drop it in a hoodrats car. Let them rock that shit off one time.
sw1217
Link Posted: 1/20/2009 6:18:44 PM EDT
[#30]
use mighty putty on that
sand, tumble clean and then resize
when your are all done with that, chuck it in the garbage

Link Posted: 1/20/2009 8:28:35 PM EDT
[#31]
Two words:  Duct Tape.
Link Posted: 1/21/2009 4:31:08 AM EDT
[#32]
If you could seat a bullet it would probably shoot.

I wouldn't shoot it in one of my guns, but it would probably shoot.  
Link Posted: 1/21/2009 7:51:20 AM EDT
[#33]
ahhh my 45 does that all the time




welcome
Link Posted: 1/21/2009 9:30:19 AM EDT
[#34]
Quoted:
If you could seat a bullet it would probably shoot.

I wouldn't shoot it in one of my guns, but it would probably shoot.  



If it's .45 acp, it has been done but not advisable on a regular basis.  Ed Masaka (I think that's his name) has loaded cracked brass to prove it shoots just as good as any used brass.  Personally I wouldn't.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 12:08:21 PM EDT
[#35]
Think I should have used a smaller tip on the acetaline bottle and probably cleaned the inside better lol.




T
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 12:28:23 PM EDT
[#36]
Trim that down and you got a .380 good as new.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 2:17:19 PM EDT
[#37]
In all honesty I actually shoot 45 acp if it cracks after having been assembled.  If I notice a cracked empty case it gets thrown out.  But if I find an assembled cartridge with a crack I just run it.  My reloads are lower pressure than the already low 45 pressures.  It doesn't happen very often, but I've got some very well-used 45 brass, so I get it once in a while.

Any other cartridge I wouldn't dare.
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