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Unread 02-02-2013, 11:42 PM
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dent on shell cases

I found some .223 at the shooting range with a small dent on the sides. They look like slight dents from the loading or ejection process when shot is fired. Are these safe to reload???
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    Unread 02-03-2013, 07:48 AM
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    Re: dent on shell cases

    This can be quite common when shooting an AR. My target AR does it on occasion. Small dents won't have any effect as long as the other aspects of the case are sound.
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    Unread 02-03-2013, 09:45 AM
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    Re: dent on shell cases

    I have a Sig556 that does this to 90% of the cases it ejects. I have never had an issue reloading these cases. Other than it is annoying...
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    Unread 02-03-2013, 05:01 PM
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    Re: dent on shell cases

    Thanks for the responses. I look forward to being able to use this brass for reloading.
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    Unread 02-15-2013, 11:26 PM
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    Re: dent on shell cases

    choot em
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    Unread 02-16-2013, 10:48 AM
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    Re: dent on shell cases

    I bumped out dents on my .222 Rem cases with 7gr of Unique and cottonwool. Pops it out beautifully.
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    Unread 02-16-2013, 06:09 PM
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    Re: dent on shell cases

    As long as the brass does not have a sharp crease in the dent area you can run them through the FL sizing die and shoot them just like any other brass.
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