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Old June 23, 2011, 06:40 AM   #1
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Headstamp Question

I have some 380 Auto brass with a CBC headstamp and don't remember who the manufacturer was. I was loading last night and crinkled a couple of them so I pulled them aside and double checked my notes from last session and sure enough I had the same problem then. They seemed out of spec even after running them through a full length sizer and the bullets seemed tight. I managed to get about 4 out of 100 loaded before I separated the brass. When I shot them last time, the brass came out with scrapes on it from the ejector or a different part of my pistol.

Any help would be appreciated so I don't buy that brand again.
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Old June 23, 2011, 07:03 AM   #2
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CBC = Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos
Packaged and sold here as Magtech.

Strange, the occasional 9mm or .45 I pick up reloads ok.
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Old June 23, 2011, 07:05 AM   #3
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CBC is a Brazilian company...

Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos

http://www.afte.org/ExamResources/ga...gtech.jpg.html
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Old June 23, 2011, 07:58 AM   #4
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When you get a loaded round, what do you measure as the OD over the bullet?
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Old June 24, 2011, 06:57 AM   #5
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Very Interesting

I have loaded Magtech before and not noticed that it had a CBC headstamp and never had problems with it in 9mm.

I just measured all of the ones I loaded and every CBC headstamp has an OD at the case mouth of .375 while all the other brass is .373. Very interesting indeed.
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Old June 24, 2011, 07:12 AM   #6
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My guess is that CBC makes Magtech's brass for it with the Magtech headstamp.
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