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njl
01-13-2012, 23:46
I was loading a small batch of .45 tonight, and then random sampled a few to gauge. This one wouldn't quite go in. On closer inspection, I noticed what appears to be a crack in the base of the brass. I wonder what would have happened had it chambered and been fired from my 21? I'm not going to find out. It's in my impact puller and will be taken apart tomorrow.

Sorry about the poor iphone pic...I didn't feel like breaking out the real camera.

http://www.lewis.org/~jlewis/cracked45.jpg

Roger2fan
01-13-2012, 23:54
Your smart not to fire that!!

Colorado4Wheel
01-14-2012, 00:11
Give it to Jack, he will shoot anything with a little super glue for added safety.

Steve Koski
01-14-2012, 00:46
What is the head stamp?

njl
01-14-2012, 08:51
Win NT. It's from a flat rate box of presumably once-fired small primer brass I bought from a guy on the BE forum.

ron59
01-14-2012, 10:15
I was loading a small batch of .45 tonight, and then random sampled a few to gauge. This one wouldn't quite go in. On closer inspection, I noticed what appears to be a crack in the base of the brass. I wonder what would have happened had it chambered and been fired from my 21? I'm not going to find out. It's in my impact puller and will be taken apart tomorrow



This is why I case gauge EVERY SINGLE ROUND I load. And I shoot 1500 or so rounds a month. It really doesn't take that long.

njl
01-14-2012, 12:47
I pulled that cracked one, and I can see the crack on the inside...so it's all the way through.

Dogue
01-14-2012, 15:15
I pulled that cracked one, and I can see the crack on the inside...so it's all the way through.
:shocked:
Good find...that could have been nasty and of course the haters would have said it was the Glocks fault.

njl
01-14-2012, 15:26
:shocked:
Good find...that could have been nasty and of course the haters would have said it was the Glocks fault.

Maybe it was. Judging from the firing pin impression on the primers, most of this lot of brass was previously fired in Glocks.

rpgman
01-14-2012, 15:29
This is why I case gauge EVERY SINGLE ROUND I load. And I shoot 1500 or so rounds a month. It really doesn't take that long.

Yep case gauge

WiskyT
01-14-2012, 15:35
Just chamber it with the crack at the twelve o'clock position.

halfmoonclip
01-14-2012, 15:45
Odd. Never saw a crack in that end of the case before.
Just as well that you didn't shoot it.
Moon

fredj338
01-15-2012, 12:46
I pulled that cracked one, and I can see the crack on the inside...so it's all the way through.

I found one sim to that case gaging the other day too. If placed @ the 12:00 as WT notes, it would have likely fired fine, but why bother?:dunno:

minderasr
01-15-2012, 13:12
Sorry about the poor iphone pic...I didn't feel like breaking out the real camera.

That's a pretty nice close-up for a "poor iphone pic"! Does your real camera focus down to the molecular level?

:supergrin:

njl
01-15-2012, 22:53
That's a pretty nice close-up for a "poor iphone pic"! Does your real camera focus down to the molecular level?

:supergrin:

Not quite molecular, but I do have a couple of proper micro lenses that can get good quality real close up.