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    Angry range brass caution

    I picked up my 9mm brass & naturally got some others with it. The strange stuff drove up the de priming pin up on my Lee reloader. My first thought is I broke it until I reread the directions. The head stamp has GECO as best as I can make out. That happened about 4 or 5 times. There was also one 380. Seems now I also have to read head stamps when clean the brass, or have an extra pin on the shelf because I surely will break one.

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    Default Re: range brass caution

    Did you check what kind of primer it is

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    Default Re: range brass caution

    These are the users of GECO headstamp.

    Since both are European use a little light and look inside the cases. If you see two holes it is Berdan priming and you won't be able to decap them using our standard reloading equipment.

    Geco Dynamit Nobel A/G, Troisdorf, Germany
    Geco Gustav Genschow & Company, Durlach, Germany

    Here's a resource for you from the International Ammunition Association Inc.
    http://cartridgecollectors.org/?page=headstampcodes#G

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    Default Re: range brass caution

    This is what it looks like before the bang noises.



    IME, and I've only shot the 124gr 9mm. Accurate. Zero problems. I didn't fetch the brass. So I never looked inside.

    Would choose it over WWB/Fed/Rem target 9mm all day every day.

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    Default Re: range brass caution

    So you're angry that your free brass isn't up to snuff?

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    Default Re: range brass caution

    I have broken so many pins, i started using finish nails (just for the time being)works great BTW.. I had no idea there were berdan 9mm. And wasn't berdan invented by an american, and boxer a european?

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    Default Re: range brass caution

    I stand all my empty cases on my reloading bench and look for "nonstandard" height. I also look into them all to make sure none are berdan primed or screwed up. Keeps my press, and more importantly, myself as safe as possible!

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    Default Re: range brass caution

    Quote Originally Posted by joeyj View Post
    The head stamp has GECO as best as I can make out.


    "Let me tell you about my trip to the range"

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    Default Re: range brass caution

    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterInPA1 View Post


    "Let me tell you about my trip to the range"
    Or it could of been the other geco. The guy on youtube?

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    Default Re: range brass caution

    If this was geco in 45 I would have expected some shenanigans

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