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Posted: 3/11/2006 12:45:09 PM EDT
I just picked up some cheapo boxes of old 5.56 and noticed some of the brass cases are dented. Most are small dents, nothing large enough to bend the case or deform it majorly. Is this safe to fire or is it trash?
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 1:26:33 PM EDT
Tiny dents okay
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 3:59:07 PM EDT
Most dents are fine. The only time it will be an issue is if the case is severely deformed so as to weaken the case, or if dented in the neck or shoulder (chambering issues possible)

Once you fire it, the dents pop right out due to the pressure of the round.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:55:13 AM EDT
Tiny dents okay

plus what FALARAK said
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:14:45 AM EDT
Alright. Thanks guys. I figured the dents would be pressed out during firing. I just didn't know if this presented a safety issue.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:19:01 AM EDT
send it to me and I'll test it out for you
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:44:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
send it to me and I'll test it out for you h.gif



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