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    Default Inspect your reloads/handloads

    Split Neck Starline.jpg

    I have been a bit lazy about inspecting reloads lately, but this morning I dropped 50 rounds of 6.5mm Grendel ammo into a chamber checker and gave each round a good look. I didn't notice this guy until today. This is virgin Starline brass with a split neck. Believe it or not, I have had these Hornady FMJ bullets shoot one-hole groups at 100 yards, but this round almost certainly would have fallen out of the group.
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    Default Re: Inspect your reloads/handloads

    Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

    The first gun I reloaded for was my S&W 1500 Varminteer in .222Rem. Being that I was in my early/mid teens I couldn't just go out any buy components(no money, some shops wouldn't sell to a kid, etc). I cant begin to count the number of times I reloaded that brass and eventually had split necks or other issues.

    What ticked me off the most is when the brass passed inspection prior to seating, then the next split while seating. ....wasted primer.
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    Default Re: Inspect your reloads/handloads

    Yep.
    I.was gifted a Rem700.in.7mm mag.
    It came with about 50 reloaded bullets.

    https://flic.kr/p/2mTXb9q

    The guy reformed 338 brass to.7mm without annealing the cases.
    2 rounds, no powder. A dozen like the pic.
    I don't shoot others reloads and I check all.my cases after resizing.
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    Default Re: Inspect your reloads/handloads

    Annealing brass is your friend....
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    Default Re: Inspect your reloads/handloads

    Just out of curiosity did you use a chamfer tool on the case mouth's?

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    Default Re: Inspect your reloads/handloads

    I was just given a bunch of 30.06 brass in the original boxes. There are also about a half-dozen rounds with primer strikes that never went bang. I don't reload. What's the best way to deal with them?

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    Default Re: Inspect your reloads/handloads

    You can dispose of them in regular household trash. Or sink em in the pond, or pull the heads with a bullet puller and dump the powder on the lawn.
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    Default Re: Inspect your reloads/handloads

    Quote Originally Posted by West Chester View Post
    Annealing brass is your friend....
    Hadn't been fired yet. Virgin brass.
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    Default Re: Inspect your reloads/handloads

    Quote Originally Posted by guncollector View Post
    Just out of curiosity did you use a chamfer tool on the case mouth's?
    VLD chamfer tool, yes.

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