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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-21-2016, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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30-06 Brass Question

I have some once fired 30-06 brass I want to sell, but I'm looking for input on some of the cases first.

These are fired from an M1 Garand and sometimes the brass does not come out looking so great.



Are the cases that look like this salvageable for reloading, or should I toss the ones that look like this before offering them for sale?

Thanks for any input.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-21-2016, 12:06 PM
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Re: 30-06 Brass Question

I have reloaded a lot of brass that looked like yours. Just list as range brass with some neck dings.
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Re: 30-06 Brass Question

They should resize just fine.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-21-2016, 12:16 PM
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Re: 30-06 Brass Question

I have reloaded spent M1 brass for years; almost all of it looked like the stuff in the pic. I use a SMSD when reloading for my Garand. Should be SBSD = Small Base Size Die.

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Re: 30-06 Brass Question

Thanks everyone.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-25-2016, 10:56 PM
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Re: 30-06 Brass Question

Consider having your Garands gas system cleaned or op rod checked. Both only need super small hesitation to slow down ejection. Garand brass as well as other high power semi autos is super hot at ejection and expand greater than chamber size when cooled as well as easily dented by nicking action on the way out. Bolt face problems also can lead to dented brass.

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Re: 30-06 Brass Question

Today I went to the range with my M1 Garand Scout (2 - 7X Burris Scout Scope). I greased all the required places per. The original Garand specks. It has a Shuster adjustable gas plug which I have adjusted down that the action barely opens to eject brass. Using a single shot clip I fired 20 rounds then inspected the fired brass. Two of the twenty had one small ding each being at the mouth. All twenty ejected one to two o'clock from the action. Go figure ?

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Re: 30-06 Brass Question

One of my many firearms is an M1 Garand. Dented case mouths are a usual occurrence when shooting a Garand. There is nothing wrong with the brass. I've reloaded worse.

Small base dies are not needed and overwork the brass. I don't even use small base dies when reloading for my AR.

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Re: 30-06 Brass Question

Who shoot CMP Garand Match's for Accuracy ?

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