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Ordering 10mm brass, nickel plated ok?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by danattherock, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Looking at brass on Midway USA site and getting confused. My thought is I can easily separate my 10 mm brass (if nickel plated) from the 40 S&W brass. However, not sure if the nickel plating wears off. I will be tumbling my brass and keeping it clean. Just starting out in reloading and never bought components. Limited insight to say the least.


    -Dan
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2011
  2. MAGlock

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    10mm brass is about 1/8" to 1/4" longer than a 40sw.
     


  3. njl

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    Isn't nickel-plated more prone to splitting?
     
  4. bdhawk

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    zero expeience with nickle-plated 10MM or .44 MAG brass, but with everything else, in my experience, nickle has a shorter lifespan due to cracking.
     
  5. cowboy1964

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    Stick with brass. Sorting isn't that big of deal, IMO.
     
  6. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    Yes it is.
     
  7. HAMMERHEAD

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    I've never had any trouble with nickel plated brass, but brass is cheaper.

    The plating is not going to come off in the tumbler.

    If the length difference doesn't become obvious, 10mm and .40 brass is easy to keep separated by glancing at the primer/primer pocket. Large is 10mm, small is .40.
     
  8. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

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    I would go for regular brass myself, easy to seperate 40 from 10 at least for me.
    Get twice as much as you think you will need and that is my experience. :wavey:
     
  9. Kwesi

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    Go for the nickel. While some say it is more prone to splitting, my personal experience is just the opposite in 10mm. All my brass is Starline & most loads are at or near max as published in my load books. I have had more splits with the regular brass. It is sure easy to spot at my range!
     
  10. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

    Agree. I have nickel plated 10mm brass from DT ammo several years ago that has over a dozen full power reloads on it. No splits.
     
  11. Keoking

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    Same experience here. I used to segregate my 10mm brass by the number of times it was shot (all nickel plated). To see if I was wasting my time, I reloaded the same couple of cases 10+ times and they never split. Caveat: KKM barrel, not Glock OEM. Even with a max load, I could put the fired cases back into the barrel or case gauge without resizing.