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Nickel casings and discolored brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by FiremanMike, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. FiremanMike

    FiremanMike Way too busy

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    I got a huge tub of assorted brass from the PD range.. I've just been grabbing 9mm brass and throwing it in the tumbler as needed. Some of it is coming out still rather discolored, almost a copper like color, but it's smoth and clean otherwise.. That and I've accumulated some nickel stuff..

    Is there an issue with loading either?
     
  2. Duck of Death

    Duck of Death

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    Make sure the copper aren't steel cases, test w/magnet. If so don't reload.


    Soak in vinigar will clean up brass cases
     
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  3. FiremanMike

    FiremanMike Way too busy

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    They aren't steel, they're WWB brass, just old and tarnished.. I will magnet check to verify, but they certainly felt like brass when I ran a few through my resizing die..
     
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    Reallyold brass will tarnish like that, kind of a brown/copper patina. SHould still be reloadable, but I would not be putting +P loads up in brass that shows that much oxidation, ya never know.:dunno:
     
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    Yeah probably smart.. I load light anyways..