close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

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

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

  1. fredj338

    fredj338

    Messages:
    25,014
    Likes Received:
    3,490
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Location:
    so.cal.
    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.
     
    10or45 likes this.
  2. andy16

    andy16

    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2017
    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
     

  3. rangerhgm

    rangerhgm NRA Member

    Messages:
    969
    Likes Received:
    277
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2005
    Location:
    OH
    I've shot about 3500 rounds using S&B primers.....no problems so far.
     
  4. 10or45

    10or45

    Messages:
    718
    Likes Received:
    490
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2013
    Location:
    Puget Sound region
    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.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2017
    dudel likes this.
  5. njl

    njl

    Messages:
    9,109
    Likes Received:
    1,808
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2000
    Location:
    :noitacoL
    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.
     
  6. andy16

    andy16

    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2017
  7. The Kingfish

    The Kingfish

    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    May 21, 2017
    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.
     
  8. Tomcat10

    Tomcat10

    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    35
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2015
    Location:
    Southwest Florida
    Is there a difference between F C , and . F C . Brass ?