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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Don90, May 1, 2007.

  1. Don90

    Don90 Member

    How many times do you usually get out of your 9mm brass before you throw it out?
  2. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

    I have loaded them more than 10 times, but usually lose them first.
  3. CypherNinja

    CypherNinja Well-Known Member

    I'm looking to reload 9, too. The idea of 10 uses makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. :) I was using 5 to judge how much new brass from Starline or Winchester would cost.

    The thought of Precision Bullets + (well sorted/inspected) range pickups has had me smiling while I'm waiting for Midway to add dealer status to my account. :)
  4. JDGray

    JDGray Well-Known Member

    What Griz said.:D I'm getting good service from my Win brass. I'm now running a test on some nickle plated Rem brass, how many times before it splits. I'm loading the same 200cases, over and over, to speed up the process. The nickle stuff cleans up in 30min, vs 2 hours for brass. I'm at 3 loadings right at the moment.
  5. RustyFN

    RustyFN Well-Known Member

    I load it until the case mouth splits. The more you bell the mouth the less you will be able to get out if them. I have heard of people getting 20 to 30 loads out of their brass and more.
  6. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator


    I don't keep track, but 20 or more is quite feasable. :) Hows that for warm and fuzzy.
  7. ReloaderFred

    ReloaderFred Well-Known Member

    In my neck of the woods, 9mm is so plentiful I don't worry about how many times I can load it. I've got buckets full of it. For my hotter loads, though, I prefer military brass, since it's thicker and holds up better to warm loads that are accurate. I've never loaded any 9mm brass enough times to wear it out, but I have found a couple split cases at the range where someone did finally wear it out.

    Hope this helps.


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