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Did I ruin my new Federal Brass

 
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Old 12-03-2006, 07:08 PM
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Did I ruin my new Federal Brass

22-250AI loaded Sierra max load with 52 gr pill. (I worked up to it) it produced outstanding accuaracy. When I went to seat new primers in them one case wouldn't even hold a primer most others primer seated to easily. So the brass that does hold an easily seated primer ,are they still good or will they be innacurate? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:23 PM
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Re: Did I ruin my new Federal Brass

Loose primer pockets is a sign of too much pressure. You need to back down the load. The brass is probably ruined now too.
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Loose primer pockets is a sign of too much pressure. You need to back down the load. The brass is probably ruined now too.

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Re: Did I ruin my new Federal Brass

So if the case holds a primer its still no good? What if with a reduced load will kick the primer out?
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Re: Did I ruin my new Federal Brass

What I do is get the brass ready to reload and when I prime the cases I sort them into three piles.

Pile #1 is the garbage can for those where the primer backs out when I rap the edge of the base of the case against the table sharply.

Pile #2 is for plinking laods and those are the cases where it takes very little pressure to seat the primer.

Pile #3 is for those cases that still have tight primer pockets and I load them hot.
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Re: Did I ruin my new Federal Brass

I'm mad at my self for making such a basic mistake [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
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Re: Did I ruin my new Federal Brass

Some lots of Federal brass were very soft. Try some Norma or Win. Be sure to start low and work up when changing brass.
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