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I bought some Fiocchi .44 special ammo, and about 1:6 of the rounds from a quick sampling of the box show what looks like thin brass creeping up the bullet. Anyone seen this before? Are these unsafe?
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It definitely seems like thin brass. I have a video that shows it more clearly, but can’t seem to upload it.
 

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Looks like some of the coating was shaved off when the bullet was seated.
Yep seems to me that is just the lead showing not covered by whatever coating they use.
 

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Mac23 and series guy are spot on. I was going to say it appeared bullets weren't perfectly straight during seating. (Don't ask me how I know what that looks like.)
 

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Thanks everyone! On closer examination it does look like it’s lead showing through scraped off coating.
 

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If you properly relieve the case mouth before inserting a pill, that won't happen, ever. I use what is called a VLD case mouth chamfering tool (Lyman). Allows you to insert a pill painlessly.
 

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His problem was with factory ammo
I realize that and it was poor prep factory or not. The 'factory' loads ammo just like you and I do but at much faster pace. You have to relieve the case mouth, especially with lead pills. FMJ, not so much because the gilding is harder than lead. I'd never consider inserting a pill with an oblique case mouth.
 

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So, should I have any concern firing the few that are like this? From the description it doesn't sound like it to me, but I'm here for your expertise not my guess work :)
 
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