What to do with 45 Colt blank brass?

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    I never like a Prius until I bought one for Ubering in Seattle. That bad boy can go though snow, ice, rain… so much electronics to keep it stable… 10,000 mile oil change, 140,000 brake pad change.

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    We bought a Lexus hybrid sedan.. the 45 mpg is much easier on the wallet than the 14.5 mpg Sequoia when gas averages $4.65 a gallon here. The gas savings helps pay for my gun habit for sure :thumbup:.
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    The only thing I don't like about a Prius is that they are so dang hard to clean off the grille of my truck....especially the little pieces that get stuck in the radiator fins and such.
     
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    NICE!
     
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    .45 Colt with oversize primer holes assures
    (a) good Ignition with black powder blanks.
    (b) efficient power to propell wax or plastic practice rounds with primer only, no powder

    And people who shoot wax or plastic bullets for target practice with .38 Special, .45 Colt, et al. have often drilled out the flash holes on regular brass rather than buy special blank or wax bullet brass.
    _ If you reload abandoned range brass, check the flash holes.
     
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    thanks for that flash hole tip. I wanted to make wax plastic for my cowboy action practice, Quick Eye Marky Mark
     
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    The way that I solved this dilemma was to modify my fast draw brass to use shotgun primers when shooting the wax bullets. No way to confuse what they were set up for. And yes I inspect ALL my range brass for abnormal situations for safety.
    There are other reasons people let their brass lay besides not being reloaders.
     
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  9. Bob Willman

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    Some time back in the 1960s when I started loading 30-06, military brass was readily available, including blank brass. I read somewhere that reloading blank brass was not recommended. The reason given was that the military was very particular about quality ammunition and that the brass used for blanks was rejected for one reason or another from regular ammunition production.

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    Yup.:cool:
     
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    55 MPG! NUFF SAID
     
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