Nickel Plated Brass?!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Honeybadger, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. Honeybadger

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    Yes....And they also have the neck sizer set for like $460.....I want neck sizers...I'll only ever have this one 500 Jeffery.....So this way the brass will be tailored to my specific chamber......Get it??



     

  2. Devin Twitty

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    I've always used standard die and just backed it off so it doesn't bump the shoulder back. I'd have to see how that cartridge would feed with just the neck size.
     

  3. Honeybadger

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    I'm sure it should feed fine........maybe even better than if you would use standard dies. I always use neck size dies when I can. If I only have one gun, in a certain caliber, and I know that the brass I'll be loading will only ever go into that gun, no other guns I own, and no other guns a friends owns, I buy neck sizers every time.



     

  4. Devin Twitty

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    It does help the brass last longer. I want to see some shining nickel loads when you get this together
     

  5. Honeybadger

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    It's gonna take me a bit of time to purchase everything I need......But I'll definitely post up lots of pics when it all comes together!!!!!!! And a few vids of me at the range even maybe!!!!!!!



     

  6. Tam Dl

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    The reasons I prefer it is that the Federal was made to target specs and the cases can be hand wiped clean. Of course I could get a tumbler I suppose. 30 years ago they pretty much only offered it in target rounds like .222 and 308 Win, and a few popular ones like 30-30.

    I like it also for single shots where the brass gets carried in the hands a lot.
     

  7. D.M.V

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    I've liked nickel brass for my pistols at the range cause it's easier to identify after I've shot a bunch of rounds so I can pick them up for reloading. But I've only bought a few times cause it was on sale I normally buy just the regular stuff
     

  8. Hogpatrol

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    As long as you are using a good case lube, die wear won't be a problem with nickel. It's not like you are sizing them dry with metal to metal contact. The issue, as previously posted, is that nickel plated brass can be problematic for reloading. I anneal my cases after a set number of firings & would not do that with nickel.
     

  9. Travis2282

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    Is nickel brass worth selling? Does anyone actually search for it to buy? I have a couple hundred 375HH casings somewhere just need to find what box they went in!
     

  10. Longwalker

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    I don't understand all the concern expressed about reloading nickel plated cases. I have annealed, and reformed 30-06 nickel plated Remington 30-06 cases to 35 Whelen with almost no problems. ( 2 neck splits in 100 using a single pass over a tapered expander ball ) I have reloaded many .308, .25-06, and .375 H&H cases with no problems whatsoever. I like how they stay slick and clean and shiny. What's not to like?
     

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    No problem with either type of brass in my 500j brown bear open sights on mine dead on at 50yds now trying some 600gr loads lol
     

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