Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by DMW1116, Apr 19, 2021.
They can be reloaded but require special dies.
NovX Ammunition (novxammo.com)
Several companies use those cases.
NovX uses polymer bullets.
Who said the cases were machined?
Shell Shock cases are less expensive than brass cases.
The case heads are nickel plated aluminum and the bodies are stainless. They are held together by a extrusion of the body passing through the primer hole and locking the two together. The big difference in their dies is that the case isn't pulled out of the die by the rim but pushed out from inside pressure
You'll see them marketed by different boutique high performance ammo manufacturers
I bought a few thousand of them new off gun broker for a little more than the price of range trash brass.
My brass cases are free..... It's a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.
Well, they weren't made and assembled by hand. The bases were probably made on a machine (multi-spindle screw machine?) and the case body was probably made on a different machine (a punch type forming machine). And the two pieces were probably assembled on third machine. At least 3 production lines, three operations with inspections after each step. Sounds to me that they would be pretty expensive to make...
"Machined" does not mean a part is cut out of a piece of raw stock on a lath type machine. Or is there fifty women sitting at tables hammering/forming the parts and then sticking them together?
They are obviously not expensive to make, hence their low price.
Aluminum and 400 series stainless are cheap by comparison.
When I scrap brass I get up to $2 per pound. Aluminum is usually 40 or 50 cents a pound for cans and for magnetic stainless usually 10 to 15 cents a pound.
Not a Business Major, but there are lots of reasons other than manufacturing to determine an item's retail price. One common method, is selling at a near loss to get something out in the market. I worked for a company manufacturing motion picture and theater lighting systems and they were barely out of the red for the first 4 years. They got their product out in the business and soon more people were familiar with the product, sales soon increased 200%. "New Idea" product? Sell cheap to flood the market and become known. Raw material costs are a big part of product costs and brass is more expensive than stainless steel. It is totally illogical to assume an item made of three pieces of a more difficult material to machine/produce is going to be less expensive than a product made from an easily formed common material of a product that has been mass produced for over 100 years.
I have no clue why you're debating this with me. Really. I don't make this product. I don't sell this product. I don't set the price for this product. If you're astounded by their price, ask them how they do it. Only they can enlighten you. Or maybe you can't stand that someone would question your judgement by pointing out the retail price of a product. That is an odd problem. But I'm glad you're done with it. Seems like your defense of your comment was never worth all the effort in the first place.
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