Ammoload brass?


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32_d3gr33s
June 18, 2013, 02:34 PM
I mostly do my reloading for 9mm. I picked up 1500 rounds of mixed 9mm for dirt cheap during the shortage, figuring i could shoot it, then i would have the brass to reload. Over 1/2 of them are "ammoload" brass, which is factory reloads by freedom munitions. Ive only shot a few of the rounds so far, and they shoot great. I havent reloaded any yet. Brass looks good, but i noticed that the case wall gets thicker near the bottom. Just wondered if anyone had experience with this brass?
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MtnCreek
June 18, 2013, 04:16 PM
Looks like something to (maybe) eliminate bullet setback. I assume the capacity would be reduced and that would increase pressure vs typ 9mm brass.

ReloaderFred
June 18, 2013, 10:16 PM
That's very similar to what ATK has been doing with their .380 acp brass to prevent bullet setback. As long as you're loading the same length bullets it will work fine. However, if you're loading a longer bullet, it can be problematic.

Hope this helps.

Fred

Blue68f100
June 19, 2013, 02:29 PM
You will have a reduced case volume too so pressures will run higher. Work you load back up using that brass looking for over pressure signs.

918v
August 11, 2013, 11:52 PM
They are very neat cases. I played with a few and found my 147s bottomed out at approximately 1.090" OAL. Pressures were indeed very high and I did not get the accuracy I wanted. Was using AA#7. A neat concept, although that shoulder should be placed a lot higher cuz 1.090" with a 147 is pretty short.

1SOW
August 12, 2013, 02:07 AM
Nothing says the bullet "has" to be seated that deep. That would be the "maximum" seating depth. I would also carefully check for neck tension when not not seating to maximum. They may not plan on needing much neck tension with that shoulder to stop the bullet. I've been culling those from my 'usable brass'.

Speedster00
August 12, 2013, 11:29 AM
I kept finding these as range pick ups....couldn't figure out why until the OP said it was Freedom Munitions brass....they are local to me so that explains it.

They run a brass credit program. So any range brass I don't want they buy for $2.50 lb.

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