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Old March 17, 2014, 12:28 AM   #1
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First time for this.

As stated before, I'm new to semi auto pistols and recently started using a Lee Classic Turret press for loading my pistol rounds. So far I've found time for sizing and priming off of the press so am basically using it as a three stage press. No reason at all for this other then it's giving me some time to get into this newer (for me) aspect of handloading.

Today I was sizing some once fired range 9mm brass and had a situation where one just didn't sound right going through the single stage press. Taking the case out of the press, I noticed it was about 1/3 full of what appeared to be caked partially burned powder.

I'm assuming this would have been hazardous had I loaded the case with my normal load, but I do visually check every case for powder volume before seating the bullet.

Just a heads up to stay safe.

Has anybody out there seen this type of residue in a fired case?
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Old March 17, 2014, 12:44 AM   #2
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The one squib I have had, knock on wood, over the years packed the end of the chamber and forcing cone like that. The case was empty though.
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Old March 17, 2014, 01:29 AM   #3
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No, but I've found mud in a few. When charged it was obvious as the level was higher.
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