Do these case necks look ok to load?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Samun, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Samun

    Samun New Member

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    This is from a bag of winchester 300 wsm brass purchased brand new (zero reloads so far). Shoulders show these vertical dings that catch the nail (barely) and some cases only have one of them, others might have 6-7 vertical dings. Only appeared on about 12 of a bag of fifty...

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  2. Gene R.

    Gene R. Well-Known Member

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    I think I'd give Winchester a call or email for some type refund/replacement. I believe I've seen posts here about bad brass and Winchester making it right by replacing or reinbursment.

    Gene
     

  3. ken snyder

    ken snyder Well-Known Member

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    Not a thing wrong with them once you perform normal case prep. Winchester brass never looks pretty before it is fire formed. Unless it is a lot worse than what the photos show I wouldn't even give it a second thought! Prep and load!
     
  4. Reloader222

    Reloader222 Well-Known Member

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    I would size them as usual, then polish the neck on the inside with steel wool on an old cleaning brush and using the Lee Case Trimmer Shell holder fitted in a drill.
     
  5. feelinducky

    feelinducky Well-Known Member

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    I just received 2 bags of 270wsm with the same problem. 18 total bad cases out of 100. Of the 18, 15 necks were cracked.
     
  6. ken snyder

    ken snyder Well-Known Member

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    Feelinducky were those new brass or previously fired
     
  7. feelinducky

    feelinducky Well-Known Member

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    New, never fired. A couple of them also had oval looking flash holes.
     
  8. ken snyder

    ken snyder Well-Known Member

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    Wowzers!
     
  9. J300UM

    J300UM Well-Known Member

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    I loaded for a friends wsm. We got a brand new bag of win brass and a few pieces had the vertical dings in the shoulders. After fire forming, they were fine. You couldn't tell which ones had the dings after that. Prepped all the brass as normal and never had any issues.
     
  10. feelinducky

    feelinducky Well-Known Member

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    I guess I got a bad batch.