Why brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by jericho, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. jericho

    jericho Well-Known Member

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    Why do they use brass specifically for cartridges as opposed to stainless steel or alloys?
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Brass is the most common because it can be formed to very good consistency from the factory
    and reformed by the re loader. also it has the nessary strength to handle the pressure whereas
    copper does not.

    A lot of the foreign military use a fairly soft steel for there cases but they are not intended for
    re-use

    Also brass does not wear the chambers as bad as other materials would and can be anneald
    very easy after hard use.

    There are probably more reasons but that is just some.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. jericho

    jericho Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info.You always seem to be the first one to answer my silly questions.I appreciate your patience.
     
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    Clark Well-Known Member

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