nickel plated brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Jimm, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. Jimm

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    Just wondering, Is it bad for your sizing dies? Can it perform as good as plain brass? thanks for your input ,Jimm
     
  2. Guest

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    Jimm,
    Have heard a lot of negatives and some positives on nickle brass. Personally I wouldn't use it unless I had to. That being said, I just bought 100 nickle cases for the 7mm Mag I'm building. Why, so no one gets em confused and shoves a round in one of my .264 Win Mags! My wife, my son, and I go to the range every other weekend, and I just wanted to simplify things by letting my wife have the bright shiny rounds! The metal will be harder to trim & debur, they will likely be tougher on your dies, but if you're doing things the right way, I doubt you'll see any severe consequences any time soon. Clean your dies after each job, and you should not have any major problems.
     

  3. Jimm

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    Thanks nighthunter for the reply.Their does'nt seem to be many opinions on this subject. I'm still trying to find some tests with hard data.Will post findings if I do.
     
  4. rost495

    rost495 Well-Known Member

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    Years back for some reason I can't quite recall, maybe it was seperating brass, we used RP 223 in nickel in my wifes match rifle.

    The brass weight was unusually uniform. Such that I gave up weight sorting. It produced great groups at 600. Lasted as long or longer as any other brass. Sizing was not a big deal. Trimming was a bit tougher. I even annealed some of it and had no problems.
    Thats just a FWIW.
    Jeff
     
  5. 444marlin

    444marlin New Member

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    I personally wont be using nickle cases anymore after I get the ones I already have loaded shot. Had one crack on me after resizing it.