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Someone got a thrill went they lit this one off

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by elsie, May 10, 2016.

  1. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    Case is a .44 Mag. Headstamp if FC. The case on the left is one of mine after the sizing die. I started to size the one on the right and it decided it didn't want to get smaller, thus the band on the top. It didn't split, but I don't think it did the chamber it was in any good.

    I don't know where it came from since I've had that box of brass since my range trip with the .44 Mag.

    44mag-bulge.jpg



    elsie
     
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  2. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If I were going to guess, I would suspect someone fired it in a 45 colt diameter
    chamber. If so---it would throw a heck of a fireball, but really not develop
    much pressure. Looks like it did a fair job of fire forming it to the larger
    diameter.
     
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  3. noylj

    noylj high desert Active Member

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    You know, this is a good reason for inspecting your cases before you load them.
    Put some case lube on it and size it and see what case length it is.