Flattened primers

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  • Flattened primers

    Hello!
    I had some interesting shells come in the over day and thought I might share them with fellow reloaders.
    The photo shows excessively flattened primers, and even one of the shells has the 98 mauser ejector cut out imprint on the base. Also there is a primer that has been pierced.
    All the shells were factory loads and not reloads.
    The flattening and piercing of the primers has been caused by excess headspace(about .020").
    Once the headspace was rectified the base of shells looked normal once fired.
    Thanks for looking!
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    Oh dear, how sad....never mind.

  • #2
    good thing it was a 98 then.
    goes to show how critical headspace is then.

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