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Old June 21, 2013, 05:27 PM   #26
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I also check the rims for extractor marks to get an idea as to how many times
a case has been reloaded but sometimes I pick up cases at the range that have no mark on them. This must be from a pistol with a carefully fitted extractor
or perhaps a non 1911 pistol.
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Old June 21, 2013, 07:30 PM   #27
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Spank that puppy cheezhed.
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Old June 21, 2013, 11:37 PM   #28
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Have always wondered what the big deal was regarding "Once Fired Brass". Who cares
I only care because "once fired" tend to come from factory loads that are within industry safety standards. I look over my brass, but I'm know I'm not perfect and might miss a questionable case once in a while.
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Old June 23, 2013, 04:15 PM   #29
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Since the gentleman handed you 4 separate bags of 250 cases each perhaps he made a simple honest mistake and misread what was written on the bag (did you look at the writing on the bag as you purchased them?). Assuming that is the case and you had 30 small primer cases out of the remaining 750 cases that is not too bad and the easy solution is to swage out the primer pockets to large primer with a device such as the Dillon Super Swage 600. With that tool you should be able to "fix" those cases in a couple of minutes.

I sincerely DO NOT believe that you were "ripped off" for that implies intent and I just don't see it from your description of events.
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Old June 23, 2013, 06:02 PM   #30
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I've never tried it, but I seriously question swaging small primer pockets into large primer pockets.

All that metals gotta go somewhere.
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Old June 25, 2013, 02:29 PM   #31
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the easy solution is to swage out the primer pockets to large primer with a device such as the Dillon Super Swage 600. With that tool you should be able to "fix" those cases in a couple of minutes.
Negative. This tool is made to swage the crimp in military brass so that normal primers can be seated, not to increase the size of the primer pocket from small to large.

I presume one could use a reaming type tool to make such a change, but that is a lot of work for very little gain IMO. Toss the small primer pocket brass and move on.
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Old June 26, 2013, 04:19 PM   #32
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Trade 22 lr's for 44 mag brass

Got 2 bricks(525) Federal 22 lr that am willing to trade for some used 44 mag brass, let me know
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Old June 27, 2013, 11:20 AM   #33
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Man, I should have held onto my .44 mag brass instead of giving it to my buddy for nothing.

Sometimes I hate being nice.
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Old June 27, 2013, 12:01 PM   #34
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All brass is good. I have range pick ups totaling about 250 for .40 S&W., 100 or so .380 ACP, 60-80 .30 Carbine, a double handful of .45 Colt and I don't own any guns that fire them, but I'm keeping them all....

Of course all the others (.38, .357, .44 Sp. and Mag., .45 ACP, 9mm, .223/5.56, 30-30, and 30-06) get recycled!
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