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Our Process Is Designed To Ensure Quality And Consistency

Our Match-Grade Brass rifle casings are manufactured on a new, state-of-the-art case line which uses cutting-edge technology to produce some of the most precise and consistent casings on the market, but we are still committed to ensuring the quality of the product our machines produce. To do this, we follow a very thorough inspection process that we've outlined here.


1. Cup Inspection

Visual Inspection
New brass cups are inspected visually for imperfections.

Brass Cup Visual Inspection

Dimensional Measurements
Dimensional checks are performed on the new brass cups.

Brass Cup Dimensional Measurements

Weight
The weight of the brass cups is verified.

Brass Cup Weight

Composition Analysis
The chart below displays the metallurgical composition of the brass cups.

Copper 72.8000%
Zinc 27.1000%
Nickel 0.0210%
Lead 0.0081%
Iron 0.0075%
Bismuth 0.0040%
Antimony 0.0027%

Grain Structure
The photo below shows the brass cup’s grain structure.

Photo courtesy of George F. Vander Voort

Photo courtesy of George F. Vander Voort

Hardness Testing
A technician verifies the hardness of the brass cups.

Hardness Testing

 

2. In-Process Inspection

Visual Inspections
Drawn brass cups are visually inspected for imperfections.

Visual Case Inspection

Dimensional Measurements
Drawn brass cups are measured to confirm proper dimensions.

Case Dimension Inspection

Wall Thickness
The thickness of the wall of the drawn brass cup is measured verify accuracy.

Case Wall Thickness Inspection

Hardness Testing
The hardness of the drawn brass cup is measured to ensure quality.

Case Hardness Testing

Grain Structure
A technician uses a microscope to check the grain structure of the drawn brass cup.

Case Grain Structure Inspecting

 

3. Batch Final Inspections

Casing Exterior Dimensions
The exterior dimensions of the casing are measured to verify accuracy.

Casing Exterior Dimensions

Primer Pocket Measurement
The primer pocket is measured to ensure accurate manufacturing.

Primer Pocket Measurement

Weight
The cartridge is weighed to verify manufacturing specifications.

Case Weight Checking

Internal Volume
The internal volume of the cartridge is measured and verified.

Case Internal Volume Test

Webbing Thickness Measurement
A technician confirms the proper thickness of the cartridge’s webbing.

Webbing Thickness Measurement

Neck Concentricity
A technician verifies the neck concentricity of the cartridge.

Neck Concentricity

Casing Hardness
A technician measures the hardness of the casing to ensure safety.

Hardness Testing

Internal Pressure Testing
The casing’s maximum internal pressure is tested to ensure safety.

Internal Pressure Testing

Function Testing
The casing is tested in a firearm to verify functionality.

Function Testing

Casing Dissection for Internal Dimensions
A technician dissects the final case to allow him to verify the internal dimensions.

Casing Dissection for Internal Dimensions

Residue Testing
Casings are tested to verify they have no residue after manufacturing and washing.

Residue Testing

Extremely consistent, American-made brass rifle casings and ammunition, designed for long-distance shooters.