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Old 02-16-2014, 06:39 PM
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How many more firings?

This is winchester brass i have 5 firings on and think i can get 2-3 more. Id appreciate any opinions.

Also the web on these cases has thinned unevenly around the case. What causes this and how do i prevent it?
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:47 PM
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This is winchester brass i have 5 firings on and think i can get 2-3 more. Id appreciate any opinions.

Also the web on these cases has thinned unevenly around the case. What causes this and how do i prevent it?
I don't see any major trouble with the case. When they are going to separate they get a bright ring around the outside and they really get thin right in front of the web. Make sure you don't bump the shoulders too much. Matt
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:02 PM
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Re: How many more firings?

The un-even brass will cause in accuracy. That is one reason target shooters use Lapua, it does not have as many irregular case.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:23 PM
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Re: How many more firings?

Two of the rifles I shoot will stretch and I watch for the bright ring in front of the web forming and am able to judge what is the last time it can be fired before separating.
Two others I use the brass until it will no longer hold a primer, that may be 10-15 times.
How did you come to the conclusion that the brass was thinning unevenly?
It has been my observation that any uneveness is present when it is new.

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Old 02-17-2014, 07:47 AM
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Re: How many more firings?

It all depends upon how much you are resizing it. The more you work the brass the less times you can fire it. Also how hot are the loads. I once shot benchrest with a guy from Washington that ran 6500 rounds through a barrel with 15 pieces of brass. His story.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:55 AM
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Re: How many more firings?

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How did you come to the conclusion that the brass was thinning unevenly?
It has been my observation that any uneveness is present when it is new.
On the head body junction where the brass has expanded it appears to be uneven around the circumference of the case. If you roll the case the body doesn't run true with the head.
Theres a good chance these problems were present in the brass before their first firing and i just didn't notice until its stretching made it apparent on the outside of the case. Ill post more pics to help clarify what i mean.

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It all depends upon how much you are resizing it. The more you work the brass the less times you can fire it. Also how hot are the loads.
This brass has never been fl sized or even had the shoulder bumped. Neck sized only.
I run mild loads just hot enough to slightly flatten the edges of a primer.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:59 AM
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