That’s what I did, anneal the 3 bags from this lot. It’s not like you can get them to replace anything at this time. This is the first trouble I’ve had with Win brass, and these were bought 1 1/2-2 years ago so it isn’t related to the current shortages. Regardless it cost me 10 cases from 50 rounds fired. Not a hot load. 64gr of RL-23 with a 160gr Partition. I think the problem is that I was a dip**** and didn’t check a new rifle chamber with my OAL gauge. Which left me significantly jammed into the rifling, that in turn ramped up starting pressures. Primers weren’t pancaked or extruded but the brass was the week link in this case.TXbaldhunter":26t056yj said:I had that happen with me with Remington brass in my 7STW.I annealed the brass and those issues went away.RL338":26t056yj said:I managed to find a picture of new Win. brass I sent them because of their quality.
Not best picture but you look at the ones on the right you can see creases in the neck/shoulder. When fired these will crack through , found out the hard once. The quality of their brass fell off of cliff when they went to the black/red bags.
You know, believe it or not. I’ve gotten great service from Federal brass. I haven’t had case life trouble, as I neck size then FL size with a Redding die to bump the shoulder back when needed. No velocity difference because I load to the velocity my rifles prefer. I don’t get the bad wrap they get for being soft. Hornady has been great too. Some years ago I had some Remington brass that had all the heads separate after 2-3 firings even with neck sizing. I haven’t used Rem brass since then.