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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.
Seams like once we the people give what, at the time, seams like a reasonable inch and "they" take the unreasonable mile we can only get that mile back one inch at a time.

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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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