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Posted: 4/17/2017 10:02:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/17/2017 10:47:42 AM EST by Mike_Miller]
I had been using the same 1000 pieces(mixed head stamps) of 10mm brass for a while.

The 1000 had dwindled down to about 600 cases because of lost brass and damage.

By my estimates they'd been reloaded approximately 20 times each, doesn't seem possible I know.

Just tumble cleaned over the years no annealing was performed.

Take into consideration light target loadings 180gr just over 1000fps.

I loaded them and shot them for the last time this weekend. I left them laying at the range, the horror .

Observations:

full length split cases was becoming a constant occurrence

rims chewed to shit

seating primers had a inconsistent feel (did not like)

failure to fire with first striker hit with known good primers (this is the main reason I gave up on the brass)

overall the brass looked like shit



I'm thinking the failures to fire was the primer moving foward in the primer pocket.

Anyway it was a sad day leaving that much brass for the hawks but it was time.

Starting on a 1000 new pieces of Starline brass.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 10:10:29 AM EST
I think you are right about the primers.  Now that range will sell your brass as once-fired brass to some sucker!

Sounds like you got your investment back on that brass!
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 10:46:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/17/2017 10:49:02 AM EST by Mike_Miller]
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Originally Posted By keith13b:
I think you are right about the primers.  Now that range will sell your brass as once-fired brass to some sucker!

Sounds like you got your investment back on that brass!
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It was an outdoor national forest range, some brass hawk will think he hit the jackpot.

It really was only good for scrap at this point, you're right I got more than my money's worth. It's why I left it laying, as tribute to the range gods.
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