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Old 11-06-2013, 11:41 PM
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Re: nickel plated brass reloadable?

BTW, none of those issues manifest themselves with a pistol (straight walled case) and pistol dies are for the most part all carbide inserted, which also eliminates the case lube regimen too. Pistol cases are sized and loaded/crimped dry. I infrequently shoot a quick spray of one-shot in my sizer die for shits and grins if nothing else.

Been loading NP cases for a good long while now. NP eliminates the tarnish from handling issues.

I have some NP 308 cases and I'll keep a close eye on them. No issue trimming with a WFT. I run a solid micrograin tungsten carbide end mill in my trimmer.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:17 PM
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Re: nickel plated brass reloadable?

That's great info on reloading. Sounds like it might be used only on some factory loads in order to handle greater pressures than plain brass?
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:43 PM
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Re: nickel plated brass reloadable?

Nickle plated cases originated as a way to reduce the green brass corrision caused by acid tanned leather belt loops. It has little meaning today and is purely a cosmetic selling gimmick for rifle ammo - flashy stuff sells better. It's certainly reloadable and I won't toss it if it's free but I sure won't pay for it.

Nickle has a higher friction coeffficent than brass so lay on an extra bit of case lube for sizing; RCBS/STP works well.
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:05 PM
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Re: nickel plated brass reloadable?

Wish I could find some Nickel plated .270 and .30-06 brass just for the cool factor. It just looks mean hahahaha.

But seriously, where can I get some? Or which winchester F/L ammunition uses nickel?
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:29 PM
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Necro bumps can be useful.
Well, I almost posted exactly what I had posted a year ago because i didn't read far enough down to see I had already posted till after I had...Then I looked at the start date and was like, whoa, backup! No need to repeat myself. LOL

For the record, I'm still using all of that nickle 7mmRM brass I was talking about in my original post.
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