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Can we create a stick on good vs bad brass to reload?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by alank2, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. fredj338

    fredj338

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    I admit to not keeping a lot of loaded ammo on hand, usually 500rds of each caliber I shoot often. Components though, if you don't have at least a 3yr min reserve, you are behind the curve on the next shortage IMO. So I am at the bench more than I like, hence the 650.
     
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  2. andy16

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    aren't magtech and s&b one in the same, even produced in the same factory? i've shot and reloaded both (9mm) and haven't had any problems or seen any differences
     

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    I've shot about 3500 rounds using S&B primers.....no problems so far.
     
  4. 10or45

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    I've found S&B brass to have tight pockets but quality otherwise and CBC or Magtech to have inconsistent case rim widths on revolver cartridges to the point of them sticking in my shell holders. Also the thin case rims have been bent, putting the case mouths out of alignment even with Dillon flared entry dies. I toss all CBC crap.
     
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    I seriously doubt it. IIRC, S&B is European and Magtech is Mexican. I've had trouble recently with 9mm CBC brass being too thick to work with MG 147gr FP.
     
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    Just loaded some .38 special xtreme 148gr wadcutters with mixed range brass. PPU brass mangled every plated bullet no matter how much flare I put on the case.