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dstanley66
09-11-2012, 11:52
This was federal factory ammo i got from wal world, hope ya'll can see it in this pic.

F106 Fan
09-11-2012, 11:55
That is a 'guppy' and the brass is unsafe to reload (in my opinion).

What gun were you shooting? It looks like the chamber is pretty much 'unsupported'.

Richard

FLSlim
09-11-2012, 12:07
Wow, I've shot and loaded a pile of 40s through gen 3 Glocks and never had one look that bad. I probably wouldn't reload it.

dstanley66
09-11-2012, 12:36
This came out of my brother's s&w sd.40 ve not my glock, but i collected all the brass together so i could reload it, but i have now separated these from the others, just a little worried about reloading these.

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Chris Chris
09-11-2012, 12:41
I would throw that brass away. And, have the gun that fired it checked by a competent Glock Armourer. There is much more wrong there than the Federal brass.... which I have been reloading for 40 years without a problem.

fredj338
09-11-2012, 12:49
IMO, no. Brass that has stretched that much now has a weak spot. If the case were to align exactly the same way in the chamebr, you could suffer a blowout there. Sure it's a small %%%, but it's a 1c piece of brass, toss it.

WiskyT
09-11-2012, 13:15
I would throw that brass away. And, have the gun that fired it checked by a competent Glock Armourer. There is much more wrong there than the Federal brass.... which I have been reloading for 40 years without a problem.

Why would you have a Glock armorer check it when it's a SW pistol?

WiskyT
09-11-2012, 13:17
I wouldn't throw that brass out. I'd save it until I hear back from Federal and SW as to why it is so ****ed up. That brass should not be reloaded. And no, a push through die wouldn't make it safe, just the opposite.

dstanley66
09-11-2012, 14:01
Thanks Wiskyt, I'm going to get up with my brother and check out his barrel to see if it may be unsupported at the feed ramp, theses will be throwed in the scrap bucket .

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dwhite53
09-11-2012, 15:19
To me not safe to reload.

Never seen a guppy belly from a S&W which makes me wonder if it's just a weak piece of brass which is thin towards the base, a factory overload from Federal, or possibly something mixed in from another gun.


All the Best,
D. White

michael e
09-11-2012, 21:41
I've been loading 40s&wFor years and never seen one that bad. 40s&w is to easy to come by to risk it.

birda40
09-12-2012, 05:36
Is there just one ? Or more?

dstanley66
09-12-2012, 07:06
About 100 or more, but I tossed them on scrap bucket yesterday .

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dstanley66
09-12-2012, 16:44
IMO, no. Brass that has stretched that much now has a weak spot. If the case were to align exactly the same way in the chamber, you could suffer a blowout there. Sure it's a small %%%, but it's a 1c piece of brass, toss it.
Thanks for that thought Fred, I ran a few thru the sizer die this evening just to look and see what it would look like, and there is a very small crease in it,I can feel it with my finger nail. I think that will be a weak spot and is a NO NO RELOAD !!! I like my fingers to much to take a chance. I just started reloading so the more I learn the safer I can be. THANKS

Airhasz
09-14-2012, 20:30
When in doubt, throw it out...

SPIN2010
09-14-2012, 20:42
If you have one hundred factory cases (not reloaded) in that kind of shape, I would call the ammo maker ASAP. They need to know for safety's sake and you may get some free replacements (gun & Ammo).

Taterhead
09-15-2012, 15:50
Not safe to reload. If you were to cut the case in half lengthwise, you would probably find a very thin spot at the crease. Here are some pretty good photos in this thread.

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1403261

skeeter7
09-17-2012, 02:13
I definitely would NOT reload that piece of brass. Like Airhasz said above, when in doubt, throw it out...

g363
09-17-2012, 18:34
Hey, I'm a noob here, but I can't help wonder about that picture. You said that was Wally world Federal ammo. That looks for all the world like a classic indication of excessive chamber pressure.

Any other evidence of high pressure? Any imprinting on the face of the brass? How did the primers look? Any possibility that that gun is causing excessive setback?

glk36lvr
09-27-2012, 03:45
Yep ...toss it. That is a sign of high pressure. Factory ammo can and has been loaded hot accidentaly before.

judgecrater
09-27-2012, 21:48
This was federal factory ammo i got from wal world, hope ya'll can see it in this pic.
I would be willing to bet the chamber has been altered by an owner.

Boxerglocker
09-27-2012, 22:08
FCD, no problem:whistling:








JK, toss it

themighty9mm
09-27-2012, 23:38
When in doubt, throw it out.