The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 18, 2011, 01:19 PM   #1
sigshepardo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 18, 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 150
dirty necks?

I'm beginning to notice the necks on my .30-06 cases getting dirtier the more I reload them. Is this due to resizing and trimming?
sigshepardo is offline  
Old October 18, 2011, 01:43 PM   #2
PA-Joe
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 9, 2010
Location: NEPA
Posts: 893
Low powder charges will do this. Case is not expanding enough to make a complete seal. Its not an issue though.
PA-Joe is offline  
Old October 18, 2011, 03:46 PM   #3
Doodlebugger45
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 15, 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1,717
Sometimes it's the brand of powder you use. Sometimes it's the pressure you develop in the load. Nothing to do with sizing and trimming and nothing to worry about. I used to fret about it, even going to the trouble of spraying carb cleaner on them before tumbling. Now I just don't worry about it. Most of it comes off during tumblling. If not, I still don't worry about it.
Doodlebugger45 is offline  
Old October 18, 2011, 04:09 PM   #4
NESHOOTER
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 16, 2009
Posts: 517
Or a scotchbrite pad removes the residue quickly.....
NESHOOTER is offline  
Old October 18, 2011, 07:22 PM   #5
Ideal Tool
Junior member
 
Join Date: October 6, 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,080
Hello, sigshepardo. You mentioned "the more I reload them"..could be the brass is work hardening, and becoming stiffer & not sealing as it once did.
And yes, sizing will contribute to this.
You might want to anneal..but be careful..this has it's own pitfalls.
Ideal Tool is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07465 seconds with 8 queries