While pulling bullets today, I noticed 2 things. I was pulling a .30-06 Silvertip and noticed the powder was very “sticky”. Some powder stuck to the case walls, some to the bullet, some to the puller, and some to my fingers. The base of the bullet was covered in a greenish residue. Any reason for this clingy powder?
The second thing. I was organizing my ammo, and noticed the bullet was loose on an 8mm Mauser I just bought. Really, I only bought it 2 weeks ago. There were 3 others with the same headstamp and in the same condition. The case mouth was flared almost enough to fit a .338 bullet inside. The primer crimp was still intact, so it didn’t appear to be a handloaded “Bubba’s Basement Special”, but what else could have caused this? Factory error? Cartridge was military.
Also, while searching for a cabinet to hold cartridges, I noticed these: usadisplay.net/product/small-pl … -case-box/
They are cheap (88 cents a piece). They would be good for holding pulled bullets or other small cartridge related objects. They are just too small to hold a .357 shot capsule. So it could hold anything smaller.