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    My new Question....

    I'm loading up some mild loads for my 30/30 to fire form to 30/30/A.I. I noticed that a few had lube dents on them. I know that lube dents will iron out when shot in a standard chamber, but what about when they are to be fire formed? I'm believing, or hoping, that they will iron out, but does anyone have first hand experience?
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    If it is enough to fire form, then i see no reason it wouldn't.

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    As a general rule I've found that a fairly stiff load rather than a light load fire-forms improved cases much better. They seem to be more prone to cracking or splitting with low pressure loads. Just my 2 cents worth ...
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    It's a 6.6 gr. Bullseye load with 165 gr. RanchDog boolits. Not too light, but nowhere close to full throttle.......
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    Did I ever mention that I hate to trim brass?

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    If you get a sharply defined crease with your lube dents they will probably initiate a crack when fired. If the lube dents are shallow and do not have sharp creases or grooves they will most likely blow out when fire formed.
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