Odd Looking Rust Patterns On 9mm Cases

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by peeplwtchr, May 30, 2021.

  1. rfwobbly

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    Just use your magnet you use to handle the pins with. Once you picked them out just dump them into the steel recycle bin.
     
  3. Charlie98

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    I know I have some S&B in my 45 Junk box... inquiring minds want to know...

    EDIT: Nope... no steel in my 45's. :)
     
  4. FROGO207

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    The bad part of this is without using a magnet you can't really tell. At the same time older ones are brass. Not all casings are reloader friendly that's for sure.
     
  5. Palladan44

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    Trash em.
    Ive had some oddball steel cases that are brass in color, and berdan primed make it to stage 1 of my Dillon 550b followed by me yelling some cuss words followed by the name of a country they probably came from
     
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  6. peeplwtchr

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    My magnet arrived today. I went through my mixed range brass and found these. Thanks again for the suggestion.

    I've also learned that a 300lb magnet isn't as much B.S. as I thought. I stuck it to my safe to test, and it took a bit of thought to get it off. :thumbdown:

    I just went searching for steel pins, and I also found some magnetic rocks, ***?
     

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    If you use those round covered magnets shown above, they can be a bear to get clean.
    I’ve fought this for years using those same cheap covered magnets on rusty steel barges I was repairing as a commercial diver.
    Putting them in a ziplock sandwich (not thicker freezer) bag before use really helps clean up of rust chards down inside the magnet!
    Good luck
     
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    Damn, I love S&B brass and have tons of it, chit, now I need to go check it, sigh.
     
  11. AK Hunter

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    I use a magnet over all the brass I pick up from the range just in case something has gotten mixed in with my brass, just to be sure.
     
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