Re: fireforming nickel brass
I don't use nickel, think about it, you have a layer of soft brass between 2 layers of harder, much more brittle nickel, that nickel is harder than your rifles chamber or your dies. but thin enough you can bend it while sizing. after bending it a few times it starts to crack, then flakes off. I don't want nickel steel flakes in my chambers or dies.
When I first had my 25wssm built, the only way to get brass was buy win. supreme ammo and shoot it. the 3rd loading I started seeing the nickel flake off around the neck/shoulder juction. I trashed it and will not use it again.
its pretty and its durable if you may carry it for years, but not good for reloading.
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