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Old 01-27-2016, 03:34 PM
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I have been reloading for over 20 years now. I roll my own for all my pistols and rifles, as well as for family. When this morning I threw about 200 rds of 9, and about 50rds of 41 mag in the tumbler together. DON'T do this, most of the 41 mag brass had gotten a 9mm brass stuck inside.I was only able to save about 20 rds of the 41 brass,while destroying the rest,just trying to retrieve the 9mm brass from inside. Talk about a brain fart.
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Old 01-27-2016, 03:35 PM
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For future reference, 9mm is also willing to hide in .40SW cases as well.
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If they were deprimed first, couldn't you blow them out through the 41m primer hole with compressed air?
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Old 01-27-2016, 04:40 PM
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And .40 will take refuge in .45.
Why did you have to destroy them? I've never had any that stuck. If nothing else, dump the media out and place the stuck casing back in. It's a little loud, but they'll eventually shake out any media causing the bond.
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Originally Posted by gfretwell View Post
If they were deprimed first, couldn't you blow them out through the 41m primer hole with compressed air?
They were not deprimed yet. I always clean brass before I run it through the die.

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And .40 will take refuge in .45.
Why did you have to destroy them? I've never had any that stuck. If nothing else, dump the media out and place the stuck casing back in. It's a little loud, but they'll eventually shake out any media causing the bond.
Hummmmm, good idea never thought of doing that. Any way it won't be happening again. I will chalk it up as a lesson learned.
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I get cases stuck inside other cases all the time. Just use a pair of needle nose pliers and pull them apart. If it is really stuck, I will put the brass inside a vise with soft jaws and pull them apart.

Never had to throw away any brass for being stuck.
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Old 01-27-2016, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by propnut_57 View Post
They were not deprimed yet. I always clean brass before I run it through the die.



Hummmmm, good idea never thought of doing that. Any way it won't be happening again. I will chalk it up as a lesson learned.
If there's a way, I've screwed it up. Primer seated upside down, stuck cases, stuck cases to cases, dimpled necks, crushed shoulders, no powder charge/stuck boolits, negligence on neck flats with pistol cartridges,.... The list is too long.
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Old 01-28-2016, 03:50 AM
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If its walnut media, It could probably be burnt out without damage to the casing.
My BIL always tumbles my brass.
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Its happened to me before when I tumbled some 30 Carbine, 223 and 404 Jeffery brass all together. Dang near every 404 case had a 30 Carbine or 223 case in it. Most just fell right out but a few were packed in with media. 404J brass is pricey and there was no way I was going to toss any. So I turned my kids loose on it and they had a great time "helping" Dad reload!!
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Jason75979 View Post
If there's a way, I've screwed it up. Primer seated upside down, stuck cases, stuck cases to cases, dimpled necks, crushed shoulders, no powder charge/stuck boolits, negligence on neck flats with pistol cartridges,.... The list is too long.
This made me laugh, as i have done most of that also at one time or another. It's part of the process.
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Originally Posted by mfix View Post
My BIL always tumbles my brass.
My fiancee tumbles mine.
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