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Unread 05-01-2008, 10:31 AM
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Nickel Brass

Besides not tarnishing and the difference in price, are there any ad/disadvantages to using it over regular brass.....
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    Unread 05-01-2008, 11:14 AM
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    I don't care for it myself. The nickel is a plating and it can flake off in your dies; I don't like the thought of that kind of grit in my dies.

    Just my opinion.

    Good luck!
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    Unread 05-01-2008, 12:08 PM
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    I don't like it because it seems to not size as easily (not as flexible as regular brass) and it's harder to trim.
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    Unread 05-01-2008, 02:54 PM
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    The only advantage I see is being able to spot empty casings that may find their way to the ground. Easy to spot against a pile of "brass". But that being said, it is still easy enough to find my magnum sized brass against the piles of .30-30, .223 and 7.62x57 brass that are scattered at my local public range.
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    Unread 05-01-2008, 03:15 PM
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    Nickel Brass....

    I've used it for a few carts.

    It's easier to clean and easier to spot expansion rings torward the end of it's life. That said, I see no real advantage to using it. I'll only purchase it when it's on sale for a good price. Never had an issue with the plating coming off in dies.... Just as good as regular brass IME.

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    Unread 05-02-2008, 10:36 AM
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    I have used Nickel cases loading my 22-250 and 270 Win.. Since it is harder it will mark up your dies(you will find this out when you resize a regular brass case) and it will split easier. I now only use it when I load my 270 Win using the Lee collet dies. Since the collet dies grips the case the nickel will not mark up the die.
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    Unread 05-03-2008, 06:05 AM
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    Since dies are normally harder than barrels, why doesn't the "evil" nickel plating scratch chambers?
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