Cases scratched?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by BowElkStalker, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. BowElkStalker

    BowElkStalker Well-Known Member

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    Hello,
    I am just starting to reload and practicing on .38 special cases. These were once fired cases I had and I tumbled them clean. I am using new Hornady dies. I have resized/deprimed about 200 shells and was surprised to see how much tarnish was pushed down the case, not every one but a few and it seemed mostly the first 50 cases. I also noticed that the cases had quite a few scratches down the length of each shell? All cases had uniform scratches. Is this normal?

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  2. Winchester 69

    Winchester 69 Well-Known Member

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    Were the new dies cleaned before using? You might try cleaning with copper solvent in the event there has been galling.
     

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    Winchester 69 Well-Known Member

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  4. BowElkStalker

    BowElkStalker Well-Known Member

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    Yes the new dies were cleaned before using as well as the cases.