Originally Posted by WEATHERBY460
I am reloading for large calibers and would like to know how do I tell if a rifle case is unsafe to reload for again?
Thanks I would love pics.
I don't have pictures but there are several things I would require before I loaded dangerous
Number of firings, No pressure signs on brass,General condition of brass should be good.
Belted cases thin just in front of the belt and if you look close you can see a bright ring
in this location. This is where you will get case head separation if you keep reloading it.
On large dangerous game cartriges you normally full length size to make sure they will chamber
under the worst conditions and this works the brass a lot so you should not re load over
2 or 3 times under the best of conditions.
If you are loading for other people you should be very conservative for there protection,
and for your self you have to answer to your self if a mishap occurs.
If Hunting deer and elk a case head separation or stuck case can ruin a hunt but on
dangerous game it could ruin your life of someone Else's.
No mater how many times brass has been fired if I find one piece with signs of potential
failure I cull all of that batch because there will be more that are bad and can't be seen
You can't be two cautious !!!!
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