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Plier Treatment

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Steve Koski, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. EL_NinO619

    EL_NinO619 EX-Swage Monkey

    Aug 11, 2010
    San Diego

  2. DanaT

    DanaT Pharaoh

    Crushing A-Merc brass is the best thing.

    Damn stuff gets mixed with other brass and then jams up the gun.

    I have never had good luck reloading AMERC brass. In fact, its worse than not good luck.

  3. Hoser

    Hoser Ninja

    May 22, 2002
    I have had great luck with Amerc brass.

    It simply goes in the bucket and the salvage yard pays me.

    And doing that gets it out of the food chain so nobody else has to deal with it.
  4. njl


    Sep 28, 2000
    I know Federal had some weak brass issues with .40 way back...but you still don't trust it / consider it usable brass?
  5. Steve Koski

    Steve Koski Got Insurance? Millennium Member

    Jan 31, 1999
    FC .40 brass hasn't been made in a long time, I don't trust it.

    FEDERAL .40 brass is current, I use it all the time.
  6. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

    Jun 12, 2002
    North Carolina
    Amerc is self-limiting. It won't hold a primer or a bullet.
  7. EL_NinO619

    EL_NinO619 EX-Swage Monkey

    Aug 11, 2010
    San Diego
    Okay now I see. I don't recall ever running across one, most be a Highlander thing..
  8. njl


    Sep 28, 2000
    I wasn't aware they'd retired the FC headstamp. Is that just for .40, or other calibers as well? I still find (and load) FC 9mm IIRC.

    BTW...even A-MERC brass has uses. Doesn't everyone keep a few pieces of brass for each caliber they load, to be used only as powder measure brass when adjusting/verifying the powder charge? I don't see why the A-MERC brass couldn't be used for that...but yeah, if you find much of it, it's probably best sent off for recycling.
  9. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

    Apr 14, 2009
    Conifer, CO
    See, that's the trouble with young'uns nowadays, wasteful, wasteful, wasteful, too much of everything so just throw it away if it isn't perfect.

    Why I remember back when we had to trudge through four-feet of snow, up-hill, both ways just going to and from school if we found four spent .22 casings we'd weld 'em together just to make one .38 case. Then we'd use that to make a head shot from three-hundred yards to kill a moose which would feed the family of eighteen for almost two weeks.

    And it's not easy dragging a moose back home on a snow sled with a broken runner, let me tell ya.

    Wasteful people, wasteful, wasteful, wasteful.

  10. I think all 40S&W should get the plier treatment, but that's just me.:whistling:
  11. rpgman

    rpgman SCGLOCK

    Jul 27, 2011
    Now that's just not right