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Neck Split

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I re sized some cases last night, I had one, that had a slight split in the neck. Would you through out the whole batch? I checked all of them and they seem okay. I checked for head case separation too, with a paper clip. It seems like I still have some life left in this batch. Would you still reload them? On a few of the shells, I tried to see if there were small splits in the neck by prying the neck around with a steal rod and they seem to be still flexible. thx robert

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Wouldn't worry about it, they sometimes split after a few firings. You can anneal the necks if you'd like, that sometimes helps with the splits.

edit: meant to say, obviously, once they are split they are trash.

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I just throw away any with cracks in the case mouth or neck and reload the rest.

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Okay, cool, would you continue with the same powder measure, or would you decrease them to the lowest. these are not hot rounds by any means

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I tend to reload ammuntion in 100 round lots and keep the same brass together so that they have similar age. When I get 3-4 neck splits out of them then I throw out that group. Usually centerfire rifle case last me upwards of a dozen reloads but I'm really anal about adjusting my dies to minimize the amount of sizing and not work hardening the brass as much.

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You can anneal the necks

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If you want to prolong your brass life, then you must anneal your brass every 4 or 5 firings.

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Thank for the information, robert

I am going to go out there and start to trim them to length. I have 223,30 06 and 7.62x54. thx again

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