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.556
10-04-2011, 17:17
I have a Gen4 that scrapes the brass at the case mouth and slightly flattens the case mouth. Are these acceptable for reloading? Sorry for the newb question btw, I couldn't find anything w/ search on this.


http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/13/chewedbrass.jpg/

chris in va
10-04-2011, 17:20
Is there a substantial amount of brass scraped off, or is it just superficial?

I'm more interested in what would cause that.

PhantomF4E
10-04-2011, 17:24
If it straightens out and there is not a chunk taken out of the brass you should be ok. I have reloaded some plinking rounds with some pretty narly rims . Those are the drop and forget rounds. Or pick up and recycle to be PC.

Hogpauls
10-04-2011, 17:31
Load 'em up no problem. My gen 2 G23 makes those look like unfired brass. The dies will straighten those out no problem. Here is what mine does.
http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx308/Hogpauls/010.jpghttp://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx308/Hogpauls/007-1.jpghttp://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx308/Hogpauls/008.jpg
These aren't even the worst of them.

squirreld
10-04-2011, 17:37
your good

Frank V
10-04-2011, 17:58
I would load those with no qualms. The sizing die will straighten them out when they aren't bent any worse than the pictures you show. Sometimes even when they are bent a lot worse. I think you are good to go.
Frank

.556
10-04-2011, 17:59
Load 'em up no problem. My gen 2 G23 makes those look like unfired brass. The dies will straighten those out no problem. Here is what mine does.
http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx308/Hogpauls/010.jpghttp://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx308/Hogpauls/007-1.jpghttp://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx308/Hogpauls/008.jpg
These aren't even the worst of them.

Oh wow!! I should be good; my gun doesn't damage them that bad! :shocked:

skeeter7
10-04-2011, 23:14
My 23 used to do the same thing (I have since traded it away). I have reloaded that brass a couple times since then. You should be just fine.

G36_Me
10-05-2011, 04:34
any idea what causes this type of phenomenon?

I would also reload brass in that condition. I draw the line when the deformation is a crease vs. a gentle bend as I have plenty of brass to reload and the Apocalypse isn't coming until next year.

FLSlim
10-05-2011, 07:53
Love that avatar. My gen 3, G23 leaves the same scratches and often a small ding at mid case. Never a problem reloading (multiple times), although in the 40 I do keep the loads in the midrange.

Frank V
10-05-2011, 10:59
Some of the flattening of the case mouth can be caused by the case spinning out of the ejection port & hitting the slide just behind the ejection port. It could also be caused by not quite clearing the ejection port on the way out & getting flattened a bit.
Frank