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Re: Dented brass

Postby Hoot » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:31 pm

I'm seeing some flattening on that primer, despite the image quality. ;) but no swiping or imprinting. Last range day, I had some "spicy meatball" 230 fmj's coming out of the Bartz 20" and they had about the same degree of flattening, also with no swiping or imprinting. I know in hindsight they were way in excess of what I would normally shoot. 450b Factory loads are supposed to be "litigation lawyer approved".

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Re: Dented brass

Postby plant_one » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:32 pm

ok. so it sure looks like extractor burrs.

pull your BCG and see if you can feel any sharp spots on the extractor claw.

if you cant, try running a q-tip along the edge of it. if it hangs up on anything, a quick buff with some fine (400 grit) sandpaper should smooth things off. be gentle! you're not trying to change anything other than removing machining flaws.

if you're not comfortable with that, you could always contact remington, however their service turnaround times are measured in weeks and sometimes a month or more so you'll have to be willing to part with your upper for some time to get them to correct it.

if you wish to pay a smith, it should be an ez maintenance thing for any respectable smith to do for you.
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