Normally primers wont go into crimped brass. Are you using S&B primers? I have noticed those seem to be smaller than win, or fed.
I've never got a primer into a crimped pocket, ever. I have crushed many primers on cases that slipped through.
223 is so much work, I don't even load it any more. Not for the prices you can buy it for.
The brass that I got was literally just picked up from the range and sent to me. The stuff was extremely dirty and I punched out the primers (started to anyway). Nobody removed the crimp as it's still very much there yet.My experience. Someone removed the crimp before the case got to you.
I’ve not seen LC 5.56 take a primer without being swaged, etc.
If it was truly once fired - well, god bless!!!
A military crimp is a strong barrier vs an in coming primer!!
exactly my findings as well.Normally primers wont go into crimped brass. Are you using S&B primers? I have noticed those seem to be smaller than win, or fed.
Yeah, probably not "once fired". The next question is, why would a reloader leave brass at the range? Because he had reloaded it multiple times and considered it at the end of it's life. Might want to just toss that to be safe.
That is one thing I can also say for sure. There is absolutely no evidence of this brass ever having been resized before or after cleaning.I doubt if much brass that I find is from re-loaders though!
I could have had I m sure easily a 55 gallon barrel of 556 brass by now IF I had not quit picking it up.
all appeared to be once fired, you can tell it hasn't been resized.
Other than my own brass about all I pick up anymore is 10 MM and 38 Super, so I don't have to tote much extra brass home with me needless to say.
I only have one rifle chambered for this particular caliber and it's one of the evil black rifles so milsurp serves me just fine as well. I load them as cheaply as possible being that, for me, it's just plain fun to shoot and getting the supplies from the right place can make it almost as affordable as premium .22LR. Also helps I have a deal worked out with a buddy that all I have to do is load the stuff and no money comes out of my pocket (read free ammo)I only save milsurp brass for the black guns and FC for the bolt guns. It all goes through the RCBS swager before primers are install. Yes I'm OCD and only shoot to support my reloading habit.