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Old August 19, 2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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Mil surplus head case separation

I acquired some mil surplus brass and I was planning on scrapping some cases based on some warning signs. Is this warranted or just over cautious?
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Old August 19, 2013, 06:35 PM   #2
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Did you run a paper clip on the inside of the case to see if you could feel a crack? What you see may just be the end of the sizing process.
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Old August 19, 2013, 06:38 PM   #3
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I don't see anything to worry about in your photo's. You are using Full length dies and not Small base dies are you not?

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Old August 19, 2013, 07:33 PM   #4
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Brass looks normal to me.
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Old August 19, 2013, 07:42 PM   #5
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Full length dies yes. I'll try the paper clip thing.
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Old August 19, 2013, 08:43 PM   #6
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Mil surplus head case separation

That's just the part of the case the sizing ring doesn't size because its in the shell holder. Totally normal, load on
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Old August 19, 2013, 10:24 PM   #7
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I use the paper clip method and I have not felt any thing funny.

But I took one of my 8mm Mauser that I could feel a slight bulge at that line on the out side of the case. I took the dremmel and cut it in half.
You could see a line on the inside of the case right were the bulge was on the out side.
I set those aside, Maybe throw them out or use them for light cast loads.
but I dont trust the paper clip.
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Old August 20, 2013, 03:35 PM   #8
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normal, nothing to worry about, all of my 6.5x50 brass looks like that.
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Old August 21, 2013, 03:49 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the comments.
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