Primer pockets?

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  1. coop2564

    coop2564 Well-Known Member

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    How loose can you go? Im on my 10 reload of nosler brass 6.5 CM last two loads some I can tell are getting loose (very easy to smash in) but I have not seen any signs of leaking or blowout! When do you call that’s enough? Im using RL 26 at 2855 fps with ABLR 142. I think this might be my last load on this set of brass?
     
  2. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Yep. When in doubt throw it out. That brass is cheap enough and not worth blowing primers back into your bolt or your face.
     
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  3. CVCOBRA1

    CVCOBRA1 Well-Known Member

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    You got your moneys worth, just buy a couple hundred more.
     
  4. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like a fairly stout load. With 10 firings on a case I'd say you've already got your money's worth. Toss em'.
     
  5. ar10ar15man

    ar10ar15man Well-Known Member

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    after all its a 6.5 creed...they only shoot x's no matter the distance, so a new batch of brass is just not an issue.
    rel 26 is pretty smoking powder for velocity with no big pressure issues.
    i am surprise it works in a 6.5cm
     
  6. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    https://www.longrangehunting.com/threads/tighten-primer-pockets-heres-how.152361/
    If you want a little exercise on how many times you can load cases...
     
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  7. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    Once loosening, I'd be watching the bolt face for signs of gas cutting.
    You don't want to damage your bolt face.
    Other than that, the primers can back themselves outward, and load performance can get erratic as your primer preloading begins to vary.
     
  8. Flatbow

    Flatbow Well-Known Member

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    I have a question for you,
    Have you been anealing your brass to get them to last that long and if so after how often?
    Thanks

    Good question on the primer pockets,
     
  9. Tex_Hunter

    Tex_Hunter Well-Known Member

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    If you prefer something a little less "gut feeling"... buy yourself a primer go/no-go guage. Its a cheap way to take the guesswork out.

    As others have noted though, ten firings at 6.5-284 Norma velocities in a Creedmoor is probably "good enough"
     
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  10. Pete Callamaras

    Pete Callamaras Well-Known Member

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    Buy as setoff Ballistic Tools primer pocket gauges. set is best buy: Go, No go and mouth and neck tension gauges. Takes the guess work out. AND cheap insurance.
     
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  11. coop2564

    coop2564 Well-Known Member

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    I have not annealed at all, but I do use a lee factory crimp die on light. I think that helps keep bullet to neck tension same.
     
  12. Steve Watson

    Steve Watson Member

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    After 10 loadings I think I would toss them.
     
  13. JWM

    JWM Member

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    push them in with your finger, turn upside down, add a drop of lock tite, let cure, load and shoot
     
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  14. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Are you serious???
     
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