Bad casings

Bad casings

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    Bad casings

    How about some of you more experienced reloaders post some pix of bad casings and an explanation as to why you would discard them. This would be helpfull to the noobs to reloading.
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    I look for oblvious stuff, cracks, large dents and badly worn rims, and toss those. Then I look for swelling at the base, a problem caused by unsupported chambers and hot rounds.

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    i beleive if a stretched case breaks it can get stuck in the sizing die

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    I throw away my bad or questionable cases so I won't be able to take pictures of them. I had actually fired one of my 6.5x55 reloads here a few years ago and found a tear in the neck just above the shoulder upon ejection of the fired case to my surprise.

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    Same here. Tears, excessive dents and even suspicious color as in rust or a case that might look like it has been under the inclement weather for too long. Also but very rarely I see a case that has a primer sticking out and I wonder if it was subjected to too much pressure so it goes to the garbage.
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    I'm not a reloader, but I did buy some el cheapo range ammo at a local indoor range a while back that was AWFUL. One of the rounds had a case that looked like it had been hit with two BB's.

    I didn't load that one. Bad juju.

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