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Old June 2, 2014, 07:49 PM   #26
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Sorting Range Brass

I always sort my 9mm brass that I pick up at a law enforcement range. They shoot automatic weapons there and there is a certain 9mm case that is very hard to properly seat the primer...even by hand primer. It has a red ring around the primer. I tried everything and find it easier just to toss them out and save my primers.
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Old June 3, 2014, 08:39 AM   #27
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That's because those 9mm cases are likely crimped primers, and you need to remove or swage out the crimp before you can seat a new primer.

I just toss those - 9mm is all over the place and there isn't much to gain from the effort it takes to swage out the pockets.
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Old June 3, 2014, 09:32 AM   #28
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I am running into a lot of CBC and R P....they all seem to have been chewed up....
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Old June 19, 2014, 11:30 AM   #29
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I used to toss the crimped primer brass in the recycle bucket. Now I just run them through my 1050 and shoot them.
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Old June 19, 2014, 11:41 AM   #30
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I will say, the S&B brass I have used for .45 ACP, the primer pockets are very tight. I have to be careful when seating them, because they have ruined some primers.
I believe S&B crimps ALL of their primers. I know I've reloaded some S&B .38 Spl that was crimped.
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