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This is a discussion on bent brass within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; Ok noticed some of my brass 45acp slightly bent at neck will the resizing die straigten or should I not try to reload this brass?...

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    Ok noticed some of my brass 45acp slightly bent at neck will the resizing die straigten or should I not try to reload this brass?
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    This is very common with all auto cartridges and even more common with 45. This is not a problem. They will size just fine.

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    Thank You Sir :]
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    If they do hang up a bit, you can use a wooden dowel to partially take out the dent.

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    If every one of them dent when ejecting from your handgun you may want to remove some metal inside the slide where the brass is rubbing on its way out.

    My father had a new Colt that would rake every case so bad they all came out dented in at the case mouth, he took a dremmel tool and slightly widened the area where the brass was leaving a mark on the inside of the slide.

    No more problem.

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    Clean it, run it thru the sizing and expander dies. It should be fine. What you need to look for on damaged brass like that is nicks/rough edges on the case mouth that could split. If mild chamfering doesn't remove it, it may be time to discard.

    Most semiauto brass gets damaged to some extent either by denting on ejection or the hot (therefore soft) brass hitting the ground (or concrete in most ranges). Not uncommon at all.
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    if it will go in the die, its fine. if it wont go in the die... well then it wont go in the die.
    i have yet to have a problem with brass cracking due to mulitple cold working passes through the die. i wouldnt worry about it one bit.
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    Thanks Guys I appriciate the advice !
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