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Went to the range the other day and shot my .222 Rem. and .223 Rem. I was using AA2015 and got a lot of YELLOW unburned/partially burned granuals of powder and when I went to reload the brass alot of large flaked residue fell out of the cases. All loads were a couple grains below max and I was using CCI 400 brimers.

What say you? Any opinions, experiances or comments, all are welcome.

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PS The loads were pretty accurate, not the best as I was burning up unwanted bullets.
 

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Simply a matter of too little pressure. Bump up the charge and you'll get better ignition. Smokeless powders are progressive-burning, meaning the higher the pressure (to a point) the better they burn.

Now and then you'll find that something got into the brass that corrupted the powder charge and had the same effect, but that's been pretty rare in my experience. YMMV. 8)
 

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Thanx PPJ,

That is what I was thinking but wanted a second opinion before I reloaded any more.

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