Case Preparation Tips

brass processing tips:

1. You must inspect the case for any flaws dents and cracks, while small flaws are OK, cracked cases and badly bent cases should not be used.  As a rule if you are not sure DO NOT use it!

2. All "new" fired cases to your gun must be fully resized to bring them to SAMMI specs. Resizing is done with any "Full Length" sizing die on a press of your choice.

3. Case length must not be longer then SAMMI specs. if your case is longer than Sammi specs its a good practice to trim it to Sammi Specs (MINUS) -0.010 or -0.020.
(if your case is too long there is a danger that cases mouth will "pinch" the bullet while in the chamber and when fired the pinched bullet will not move forward. In this scenario it could cost you fingers and eyes when the gun blows in your face!!)

4. Military brass has a crimp ring holding the primer to the primer pocket. This crimp must be removed so you can insert a new Primer. There are several  methods and tools to help with this task

5. Always test your brass and loaded rounds in a case Gauge tool like Wilson, Dillon, Lyman , Etc...

Leave the case shoulders too high and the case will stick backward, in a catastrophic scenario this may prevent your bolt from locking, and the gun may blow up.

Push the case shoulders too low and the case mouth will be too "forward", headspace is developed, and case may separate just forward of the case web

Always use caution and best practice when dealing with guns and ammo,
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