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Can I load and fire dented cases?

 
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:19 AM
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Can I load and fire dented cases?

Hi there,

I've made a mess of FL resizing a few of my cases. They've got small dents on the shoulder running from the case body to the neck. (too much lube ... and I didn't pick it up till about 8-10 were dented)

I'd chuck the cases away, but they're virtually brand new and if I can safely fire them to pop the dents out, then I'd be happy to.

Cal is 243 Win

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Erich
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:32 AM
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Re: Can I load and fire dented cases?

Yes, you can fireform the dents out.
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:50 AM
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Re: Can I load and fire dented cases?

+1

That's a minor mistake, easily remedied. Just shoot em. Maybe not in a BR match, but normal range work is fine.

Possibly wouldn't even notice in a BR match, but those guys are Anal to the Max (usually with good reason too).

No worries. Cheers
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:29 AM
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Re: Can I load and fire dented cases?

Thanks guys. Appreciate the confirmation ....
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:03 PM
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Re: Can I load and fire dented cases?

Thanks. I had always thought the same thing, having saved what few dented cases I have, wondering if I should shoot them or not. Now I know.
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