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Nickel-plated cases?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by The_Antibubba, Aug 16, 2004.

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  1. The_Antibubba

    The_Antibubba Member

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    I've been shooting Mag-tech .357 through my Rossi LA, because it works flawlessly in it, and I'm saving all my brass for my forays into reloading. Do the nickel-plate cases reload the same as the plain brass ones?
     
  2. Darkside

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    If you are referring to the components(bullet, primer, powder amount and primer) yes you can load them the same as non plated brass. Some people claim that nickle plated brass will dull your trimmer quicker which is possible. I don't trim straight walled pistol brass much since they dont seam to stretch before I loose them:D after 2-3 firings. Some also say the case mouth on nickle plated brass will develope small cracks before non plated brass does, but I cannot confirm that since my autos send the brass EVERYWHERE:D

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  3. stans

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    Nickel plated cases are reloadable and my experience has shown:

    Nickel cases tend to crack and split at the case mouth long before plain brass.

    Little bits of nickel will flake off and stay within the dies and will scratch plain brass.
     
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