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Old 06-03-2008, 08:02 AM
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Yup have seen the same never thought about the reason why. It does make sense when you think about it.

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I'll agree with Montour. I have seen many BR competitors "snap" a barrel up tight by hand and have to use a wrench to get it off.
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:26 PM
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I think that I would examine all your old cases for an incipient case head separation ring. Take a paper clip and bend a short 90 degree at the end and stick it down in the case and slide it along the side. If it catches you've got a separation coming. If nothing else it'll let you know that all your cases are safe from that.
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:55 PM
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Yes I did check for incipient separation and found that most of them are ready to go. Throwing all out and starting with new brass. Interesting about the paperclip thing. I've never been able to feel a groove that way although I must be the only one who can't. Even on these cases where I can see a definite line on the case exterior. Must need to sharpen the clip after bending to 90.
PS: I think I've been using this brass for longer than I thought. Possibly in more barrels as well as its all Palma stamped WW which I think I first reloaded in '94 or so in at least one X-Course rifle!
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:25 PM
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14 years is long time to be reloading the same brass. Especially in more than one rifle...
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