Reloadable brass


September 14, 2008, 03:56 PM
I recently got a 150 rounds of 10mm for free at my local sporting goods. I was hoping to be able to reload the brass since its expensive. Its Remington UMC, the back of the box says its brass but it looks nickle plated because its a silver color. My question can this be reloaded

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September 14, 2008, 04:43 PM
Yep, nickel brass loads just like regular brass. Rem-UMC makes good brass. And the price was right. :)

September 14, 2008, 07:56 PM
Nickle plated brass. They charge extra for that stuff you know. :)

September 15, 2008, 01:31 AM
They charge extra for that stuff you know
Do they?
And the price was right
Yeah hopefully this brass last me for a while I would hate to buy some
You can bet Ill be guarding these at the range also

September 15, 2008, 01:54 AM
Most reloaders, when given a choice between brass or nickle plated brass, will choose the brass cases. This is due to the nickle cases splitting quicker than the plain brass cases. The nickled cases do cost a little more as well due to the extra step of nickling them. They are nice in for areas of wet weather or humidity where corrosion might be an issue.

September 15, 2008, 07:27 AM
Yep, nickel brass loads just like regular brass.
Better in fact. I find that brand new brass cases are "sticky" in carbide dies whereas nickel plated cases are not. Once the cases are used once, the problem goes away. The OP won't have this problem.

The Bushmaster
September 15, 2008, 09:53 AM
Bigcim...Haven't you heard? Nickel plated brass splits sooner then plain brass. Nickel plated brass scratches your dies and can scratch your rifle barrel when it flakes off?:D

You better send that nickel plated brass to me so I can properly dispose of it...:evil:

Hey...In all seriousness. Good find...Enjoy. Free? Nice sporting goods store you have there...:)

September 15, 2008, 09:36 PM
well, the nickel vs brass case thing is one of those debates that just keeps on going. i have both in several calibers. the only reason i will spend the extra money for nickle plated brass is for hunting. i think it feeds better. but, i have hunted for years with standard brass, and only had a feed issue once. normally, it would probably be no big deal, and that time, it wasnt for me either. but you can bet if you plunked down $3k on a moose hunt, then, you would have a feed issue just when you didnt want it.

September 18, 2008, 12:28 AM
As moooose102 says, the nickel vs brass debate is never-ending. I haven't personally found any difference except the color. I agree with cdrt that Rem-UMC is good brass. My Lee Turret reloads the nickel cases just like it reloads brass cases - just fine. I have yet to see any case splitting problems, but then I haven't reloaded any of my nickel cases more than four times.

September 21, 2008, 05:31 AM
Are there any guidelines as to how many times you can reload a brass, or can you keep reloading as long as no cracks, other visible damage, etc.? (new to reloading - just set up the Lee Classic turret and am already getting hooked on reloading :))

Update - was just looking at other threads and seems like you can keep reloading until brass shows signs of cracking, dents, etc. Especially with light .38 pistol loads used in a .357. Any other opinions?

The Bushmaster
September 21, 2008, 09:48 AM
Dents? Load'em...Shoot'em and the dents will disappear. This is O K unless the dent is more of a deep crease. Then toss'em...Other then that. You got it...

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