Can I load and fire dented cases?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by proload, May 30, 2011.

  1. proload

    proload Well-Known Member

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    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

    Cheers

    Erich
     
  2. fj40mojo

    fj40mojo Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you can fireform the dents out.
     

  3. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    +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:)
     
  4. proload

    proload Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. Appreciate the confirmation .... :cool:
     
  5. Goofycat

    Goofycat Well-Known Member

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    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.