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Thread: Collapsed straight wall cases

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    Collapsed straight wall cases

    Any way to save these ?

    I was loading some 45/70 tonight, and lost concentration, so 2 of my cases got damaged when the bullet was not completely straight...

    Anyone have some special tricks to get these back into usable shape ?
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    HOw bad are you talking?

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    A Photo would help with diagnosis and or give us a bit of amusement
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    A Photo would help with diagnosis and or give us a bit of amusement. Here's one of my better efforts as an example
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Any way to save these ?

    I was loading some 45/70 tonight, and lost concentration, so 2 of my cases got damaged when the bullet was not completely straight...

    Anyone have some special tricks to get these back into usable shape ?
    No

    You could just cut them down past the damage and still use them.
    "Sixty percent of the time,it works every time"

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    Too late : the "evidence" has been destroyed

    One case had a slight fold/kink on about 1/4 of the mouth. Managed to save that one.

    The other was well and truly graunched. Krinkle all he way around, and a severe nick along 1/4 of the mouth. Consigned to the bin.

    What I ended up doing was to use a bit of round tool steel as a backer, and the lightly panel beat the case into mostly round shape - at least until it fit into the FL sizing die. Will give it a mild fireforming load of TrailBoss, and should be good to go again...
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    are you chamfering the inside of the case mouth first?
    Be more involved and less impressed.

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    maybe a bit more flare to help guide the projectile into case.

 

 

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