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Brass problem? #8418211 10/14/21 06:39 PM
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I was reloading for my new .224 Valkyrie, using brass from Federal and Hornady factory ammo. About 25% of the time, I was unable to seat the primer in the Hornady cases. The Federal cases were no problem. I tried 3 different small rifle primers on the Hornady brass, but none would work. The primer pockets on the brass that wouldn't accept the primers looked slightly out of round. Have any of you ever run into this problem?

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I have had lots of difficulty with seating primers in Hornady 7-08 brass. Never noticed the primer pockets were out of round, but they just seem tight or shallow or something. It takes lots of pressure to get them seated properly.

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Hornady may crimp their primers. You will have to remove the crimp.

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Originally Posted by scottfromdallas
Hornady may crimp their primers. You will have to remove the crimp.


scott, the interesting thing is that the seating problem only occurs in a few of the cases. If Hornady crimps those primers, I would think that the problem I'm having would occur much more frequently.

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Hornady crimps their TAP line of ammo . if the brass is from that a crimp could very well be the issue


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Originally Posted by kmon1
Hornady crimps their TAP line of ammo . if the brass is from that a crimp could very well be the issue


This x2........ Otherwise I've had more issues with primers unwillingly falling out of H brass than anything else.


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Swage the primer pockets and your good to go.


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I swage and cut rifle brass. I have an RCBS swage die set and an RCBS uniformer mounted to my Franklin prep station. Corrects diameter and depth. Do it once per piece and you're done.


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Thanks, folks. I've never had to swage primer pockets before, but since I have 4 boxes of the Hornady brass, I'm going to begin doing it!

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Originally Posted by mikei
Thanks, folks. I've never had to swage primer pockets before, but since I have 4 boxes of the Hornady brass, I'm going to begin doing it!


Buy the pocket cutter.

Unscrew it from the handle, and chuck it in the drill press. Turn on the press, hold the brass, and push skyward into the spinning cutter.

I processed some Hornady .308 once fired brass two months ago, and had to cut the pockets.

Federal is the softest brass out there. .308 I've only got three firings out of it until it will no longer hold a primer.


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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Originally Posted by mikei
Thanks, folks. I've never had to swage primer pockets before, but since I have 4 boxes of the Hornady brass, I'm going to begin doing it!


Buy the pocket cutter.

Unscrew it from the handle, and chuck it in the drill press. Turn on the press, hold the brass, and push skyward into the spinning cutter.

I processed some Hornady .308 once fired brass two months ago, and had to cut the pockets.

Federal is the softest brass out there. .308 I've only got three firings out of it until it will no longer hold a primer.


Thanks, Fireman; I just ordered one!!

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Originally Posted by GasGuzzler
I swage AND cut rifle brass ... RCBS uniformer mounted to ... Franklin prep station. Corrects diameter and depth. Do it once per piece and you're done.

Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Buy the pocket cutter.

There's two votes.


Pass the gravy.


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chunkem, PITA

start over with GOOD, new, brass. look at Peterson Brass at Graff's. I think i saw .224 val there.


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I was getting about 40% or so to seat in Hornady 6.5Grendel but it was not right. I ruined 2 primers before I realized the crimp was there. Yes, I'm a slow learner. Put the crimp remover tool in the drill press and in a few minutes the problem was gone, forever on that batch. Priming was MUCH easier after that. bang

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chunkem, PITA

start over with GOOD, new, brass. look at Peterson Brass at Graff's. I think i saw .224 val there.


Wasteful , lazy and expensive.

Some of us put in a little bit of work to use perfectly good brass.


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I just finished swaging 184lbs of 223.... that should last me a while.


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Originally Posted by DStroud
I just finished swaging 184lbs of 223.... that should last me a while.

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That's a lot of brass

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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Originally Posted by mikei
Thanks, folks. I've never had to swage primer pockets before, but since I have 4 boxes of the Hornady brass, I'm going to begin doing it!


Buy the pocket cutter.

Unscrew it from the handle, and chuck it in the drill press. Turn on the press, hold the brass, and push skyward into the spinning cutter.

I processed some Hornady .308 once fired brass two months ago, and had to cut the pockets.

Federal is the softest brass out there. .308 I've only got three firings out of it until it will no longer hold a primer.


Concur, use this:

https://www.sinclairintl.com/reload...-primer-pocket-uniformers-prod34720.aspx

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I bought a bunch of LC "processed" brass a while back, the primer pockets had been swaged.. About every third case wouldn't take a primer. I ended up cutting every single piece of that stuff to make it workable. It can be a tedious process, but cutting them was the better way to go for me. Now I just cut any crimped brass I run across, no chance it doesn't take primer, or mess up a primer, from then on.


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Originally Posted by psycho0819
Now I just cut any crimped brass I run across, no chance it doesn't take primer, or mess up a primer, from then on.


Agreed


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