Brass Question

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by robin303, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    Just ordered 1000 of 9mm brass but they said there will be some nickle mixed in. Don't know nothing about nickle so I ask if you can reload that also.
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    Nickle reloads just fine. They won't really be 'nickle' cases. They will be brass with a nickle overlay/plating. After they get reloaded several times, you may see the brass showing through.

    BTW, they will be the silver colored cases. :supergrin:
     
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    You will also find that the nickle cases are more brittle so they will split sooner. Best news is they sure go through a sizing die like butter. I normally save my nickel for working up starting loads at the range. That way if i loose a few its no great loss.
     
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    It used to be that for a nickel you could buy a fine cigar. Oh, different kind of nickel... sorry. Besides, now they're twenty bucks... shooting is cheaper.

    Jack
     
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    As always guys, Thanks
     
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    I haven't really seen that even though all my nickel brass is 357Magnum. I just don't load to the max, and my nickel cases seem to last just as long.

    Another benefit is that it cleans up really easily, with no oxidation. Also easier to find your cases in the weeds or on the range.
     
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    the only thing i have had go wrong with nickel plated was a few spilt during expanding.