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Old April 8, 2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Safe to reload 7mm Rem Mag Brass?

I was just wondering if these were safe to reload. They are all once fired, it's just they have been sitting in my garage for a few years in case I started reloading my own ammo. They all look like copper at the top with dark spots around the top and bodies.
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Old April 8, 2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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From what I can see they look fine.... Brass will darken with age if left alone.... A tumbler would probably polish that right up in a couple hours...... but thats not necessary if you dont have one, load them as is if you dont care about shiny...
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Old April 8, 2012, 09:59 PM   #3
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Actually they have been in the tumbler for a couple hours. I really don't care all that much about shiny, just safety.
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Old April 8, 2012, 11:57 PM   #4
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A little Nu-Finish will have them looking better than new.

Look fine to me.
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Old April 9, 2012, 04:19 AM   #5
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Those look fine to me also.
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Old April 9, 2012, 05:08 AM   #6
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As long as there are no sharp dents or signs of thinning, shoot it. I got brass older than that I'm shooting. Some might even have a spot or two.
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Old April 9, 2012, 08:36 AM   #7
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You should not have any problems reloading and shooting those.
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Old April 9, 2012, 09:05 AM   #8
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Your cases are normal, brass doesn't 'dry rot.'

Clean is all they need to be and your's are. Glittery cases are meaningless 'eye candy' trivia.
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Old April 9, 2012, 09:19 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone for replying. It makes me feel much better about the safety of using these cases. I know with me being a newbie I'm probably a little over worried about such small things but I figured being a little over worried will help me lessen the chances of losing fingers, gun or worse.

Thanks again everyone!
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Old April 9, 2012, 08:54 PM   #10
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I reload 7 mm mag and those look fine to me. I'm not much into the shiny hiny brass either. As long as there are no irregular bulges or splits in the neck of the case your golden.
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Old April 9, 2012, 09:30 PM   #11
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You probably already know this, but checking them for thinning with a paper clip is a good idea. And when you set your sizing die, make sure only move the shoulder back 0.002 to 0.003". Do not set your die to contact the belt. And do not screw the die down until it contacts the shell holder, then give it another 1/4 turn down.
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