Re: Can nickel plated brass take more pressure?
It has been mentioned, above. The only justification I know of is a salt water or corrosive environment. Like, you make up a large quantity of special loads and expect them to store for a long time, like for your AR on a boat trip to Tahitti, etc. (not Mexico, BTW, they still fear the coming revolution)
Otherwise, you cannot trim your brass, necks, etc. all the operations we normally do to rifle cases. Pretty much worthless for precision handloading, dulls all your cutting edges, peels off, cut your finger on shrapnel, etc.
It's great for any handgun....
Good hunting. LB