I purchased a quantity of Federal 6.8 SPC Brass that was rejected because the case mouths were "Crushed". It looks like the bullets weren't aligned with the case mouth when they were being seated and the bullet caught the lip of the case. I sorted through hundreds of cases where the mouths were completely crushed or torn and recovered the cases pictured.
The cases all gauge out correctly and are in great condition other that the case mouths. I sized a few of them and the only resistance I got was from the decapping pin sizing out the case mouths. You can see in picture 4 where the edge of the case mouth is lower in the area where it was caught. Some also have a crease in the neck/shoulder area that is more pronounced than I've seen shooting factory loads which I've found on New, factory SSA, Nosler and Remington cases so I'm pretty sure it is created during the forming process of the brass but I can't be sure.
I'm not an expert so maybe this isn't a big deal and it can be fixed easily but I'm extremely careful when it comes to the precision of reloading ammunition and don't take chances when I'm not sure about something, better safe than sorry.
If you're loading for a Tac 6 this brass is a steal because you would be trimming the case from 1.686" to 1.570" essentially removing the damaged area.
I'd have to strongly insist that if considering the purchase of this brass that you inspect it in person with myself first for our peace of mind and integrity. I'm located in South Sacramento, California and I am flexible with meeting in a convenient location for buyers, I also have approximately 500+ other not so salvageable cases for you Tac 6 shooters. Thanks for looking!
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