dent on shell cases

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Latheman, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Latheman

    Latheman Well-Known Member

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    I found some .223 at the shooting range with a small dent on the sides. They look like slight dents from the loading or ejection process when shot is fired. Are these safe to reload??? :D
     
  2. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    This can be quite common when shooting an AR. My target AR does it on occasion. Small dents won't have any effect as long as the other aspects of the case are sound.
     

  3. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    I have a Sig556 that does this to 90% of the cases it ejects. I have never had an issue reloading these cases. Other than it is annoying...
     
  4. Latheman

    Latheman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the responses. I look forward to being able to use this brass for reloading.gun)
     
  5. Buzzsaw

    Buzzsaw Well-Known Member

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    choot em
     
  6. Reloader222

    Reloader222 Well-Known Member

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    I bumped out dents on my .222 Rem cases with 7gr of Unique and cottonwool. Pops it out beautifully.
     
  7. flashhole

    flashhole Well-Known Member

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    As long as the brass does not have a sharp crease in the dent area you can run them through the FL sizing die and shoot them just like any other brass.