Dents in brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by ALWAYS300, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. ALWAYS300

    ALWAYS300 New Member

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    Good Morning,
    I shoot a 300 RUM and am reloading the remington power level brass that I've already fired. However the condition of brass is not that great. Most of the brass is dented throughout. Even the boxes of unfired brass is dented up. My question is how much or how deep do the dents have to be before the brass is unusable?
     
  2. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

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    How bad are the dents, and what is their nature? Can you post a pic or two?
     

  3. ALWAYS300

    ALWAYS300 New Member

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    I will take some pics and post them this afternoon. I appreciate it.
     
  4. shooters

    shooters Well-Known Member

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    Just gonna ask the same question. New to reloading, and noticed that all my new 300 RUM Remington brass has dents all throughout. Some towards the head, some in the neck and body. Some cases have as many as 5 or 6 dents. Not sure if this is normal. I'm sure that a once fireing will reshape brass to chamber and dents will be gone. Does this effect accuracy?
     
  5. 700man

    700man Well-Known Member

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    I have noticed dents on my brass if I get case lube on the shoulder.
     
  6. BigSkyGP

    BigSkyGP Well-Known Member

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    I've been using RCBS spray case lube with great results.

    I use to use the pad and grease lube. On say 308 Win, the third or fourth case didn't get lubed to keep the build up in the die from dimpling the shoulder. Dimples don't hurt much, I don't know if it will hurt accuracy. Works the brass a little more.