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Post by Soupy44 Sun May 12, 2019 7:26 pm

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Been having trouble with rounds chambering in my wad gun. I just started shooting lead loads and thought the problem was OAL, which was a touch long. Come to find out the mixed brass I've been buying up has a lot of bulged cases. The brass I started with was all new or came from BE shooters.

So I bought a Bulge Buster. Wondering if there is anything anyone would suggest other than running my brass through it. I read you can put live rounds through, but I'd like to avoid that. 

Also, shooting my brass out of a 1911, how often should I expect this bulging? Should I plan to run my brass through every season?

Thanks!

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Post by djperry2 Wed Dec 27, 2023 6:12 pm

It's all in how you look at it. Smile 
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Post by STEVE SAMELAK Wed Dec 27, 2023 9:26 pm

Using a bulge buster also uniforms the rim diameter, which can be damaged by the extractor.
It MAY be worth your time to check your cases by putting them in a chamber gage backwards to verity rim condition.  Martindale guage anyone?

I spot check practice ammo during loading and ALL when packing for a match.
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Post by rburk Wed Dec 27, 2023 10:08 pm

When I first started shooting 45, I picked up everything off the ground that looked reloadable, and loaded it.  After a few months, I had a bad experience where I loaded my 1911, dropped the slide, and it wouldn't go into battery.  Fortunately, the indoor range I was at also had a gunsmith on site, and he tapped the slide with his hammer and got it into battery.  I am now more selective on what brass I use, and I purchased a 45 ACP case gauge from Dillon, it is pretty slick. You can drop loaded rounds into it to check if they will chamber.

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