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Wolf 45 ACP brass
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:08 pm    Post subject: Wolf 45 ACP brass Reply with quote

My brother called me up this evening and wanted me to research an issue he is having with his brass. He has a large amount of Wolf 45 ACP brass and found that the primer pockets on some of them are greatly undersized. Has anyone heard of this issue and what is the solution? I thought that he may be able to solve it using a primer pocket reamer but I am not sure if they are so undersized that he would run the risk of damaging the brass by using the primer pocket reamer.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Wolf 45 ACP brass Reply with quote

Well, I have a box of magtech brass 45LC with oversized primer pocket that made it unusable, because any primer I put in would simply slide out.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Wolf 45 ACP brass Reply with quote

They aren't sized for a small primer, are they? Seems that I read someplace that some .45 Autos were loaded with small primers instead of large.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Wolf 45 ACP brass Reply with quote

Well only some of the brass primer holes were undersized so if that is the case I would think they were mixed in by mistake with ones that take large pistol primers. I will do some more looking into it and hopefully find out some more. Thanks for the info. If anyone comes up with anymore info I would appriciate it. Thanks pumpkinslinger.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:06 am    Post subject: Re: Wolf 45 ACP brass Reply with quote

Pumpkinslinger wrote:
They aren't sized for a small primer, are they? Seems that I read someplace that some .45 Autos were loaded with small primers instead of large.

If I remember correctly that was Winchester WinClean ammo !!!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:29 am    Post subject: Re: Wolf 45 ACP brass Reply with quote

I am sorry I listed the ammo wrong on the title of the pst, he is sizing blazer cases. but he said he has some that do not even have a head stamp so I am not even sure which brass he has this issue with. I will try to find out for sure.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Wolf 45 ACP brass Reply with quote

That Winchester winclean ammo is also has a lead free bullet, I've seen it also labeled as Winchester NT for non-toxic which has the small primers. Federal champion line in 45acp is also EPA friendly and I read someplace that the bullet was Zinc? This has also spread to the 9mm luger, 38spl, 40 S&W and 45 acp.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Wolf 45 ACP brass Reply with quote

tlo7mm wrote:
I am sorry I listed the ammo wrong on the title of the pst, he is sizing blazer cases. but he said he has some that do not even have a head stamp so I am not even sure which brass he has this issue with. I will try to find out for sure.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Wolf 45 ACP brass Reply with quote

Eitherway - Blazer is aluminum case and Wolf is steel case and Berdan primed that are not ususally reloaded...Make sure what type of ammo it is and if it is brass cased boxer primed

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Wolf 45 ACP brass Reply with quote

Both Blazer and Wolf have re-loadable brass !!!

I've re-loaded some of the Blazer Brass and found flash holes to be slightly off center.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:26 am    Post subject: Re: Wolf 45 ACP brass Reply with quote

Blazer originally started as aluminum cases and Wolf had steel. Both have now switched to brass. Make certain of which type you have.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Wolf 45 ACP brass Reply with quote

I believe that Blazer uses small pistol primers.
Anytime that my large pistol primer won't fit, it is always Blazer brass.
I'm sure that this is the problem.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Wolf 45 ACP brass Reply with quote

The Blazers I loaded were all large pistol !!!


Another thought has just occurred......is it possible he's got some 45 GAP mixed in...... it uses a small primer !!!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:57 am    Post subject: Re: Wolf 45 ACP brass Reply with quote

If you can load them the first time on a Dillon 1050, the primer pockets will be swaged to the correct size.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Wolf 45 ACP brass Reply with quote

I have some Federal 45 ACP brass that is also primed with small pistol primers. Just another thing to have to keep sorted.

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