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Unread 06-26-2014, 12:53 PM
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Bent rim

I resized some brass and a few were sticking, some of the ones that stuck have a little bend in the rim from the shell holder and myself pulling the press back down..will this cause accuracy issues having the rim bent some?

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    Unread 06-26-2014, 12:58 PM
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    Re: Bent rim

    ................and I thought this was about hitting a pothole.

    It might cause extracrion issues if it's on the topside and chambering issues if it's on the base side. I've done that before on ocassion. I just take a fine file and square it if not too bad.

    Need to use a bit more sizing compound.
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    Unread 06-26-2014, 01:03 PM
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    Re: Bent rim

    Personally I toss those to the recycling can.
    Before you go any further take apart your dies and degrease them with rubbing alcohol then run them through the tumbler (if you have one). Once a year I dismantle degrease and clean all of my dies just to keep a build up of what ever out of them.
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    Unread 06-26-2014, 02:08 PM
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    Re: Bent rim

    I would use more lube. Then resize them again and see what happens. Most likely they are ruined.
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    Unread 06-26-2014, 02:35 PM
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    Sounds good guys, thanks! I'll have to sort through and toss the bent ones. That's what I was planning on doing, just wanted to check.
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    Re: Bent rim

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    Sounds good guys, thanks! I'll have to sort through and toss the bent ones. That's what I was planning on doing, just wanted to check.
    I had slightly bent a few rims from sizing, as long as it wasn't to severe and it would still chamber I used them as my fouling shots. After shooting them they fireformed back to original specs. I didn't notice mine till I loaded them so I took a chance...
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    Unread 06-26-2014, 03:29 PM
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    Re: Bent rim

    That would work great too! So if they fit ok would it negatively affect accuracy at distance?

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    I had slightly bent a few rims from sizing, as long as it wasn't to severe and it would still chamber I used them as my fouling shots. After shooting them they fireformed back to original specs. I didn't notice mine till I loaded them so I took a chance...
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