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TimGerber

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Dented Brass
« on: September 21, 2009, 03:50:41 pm »
I just purchased a Mini 14 Ranch Rifle on Saturday.  I was picking up my brass after the inaugural range session, and I noticed that all of the cases had a smallish ding about half way down the casing.  Once a case is dinged is it garbage or can you still salvage it for reloading?

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    Re: Dented Brass
    « Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 03:52:43 pm »
    I just purchased a Mini 14 Ranch Rifle on Saturday.  I was picking up my brass after the inaugural range session, and I noticed that all of the cases had a smallish ding about half way down the casing.  Once a case is dinged is it garbage or can you still salvage it for reloading?

    There is a point where a ding becomes a dent that's too big, but... SAVE IT!

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    Re: Dented Brass
    « Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009, 05:50:15 pm »
    For high pressure rifle rounds, small, smooth dings are generally ok, if full sizing dies are used, and the results are successful in removing them.
    But creased dents are suspicious.
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    Re: Dented Brass
    « Reply #3 on: September 24, 2009, 10:40:16 pm »
    g.willikers- Bingo.  If memory serves correct from firing my brothers, the brass denting with the mini14 ranch is beyond what I'd trust, almost as bad as an AK.
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