Brass Quality

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  1. streetbob

    streetbob Active Member

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    Does anyone know the brass quality in order from best to worst on brands for reloading? When supplies get back to normal I want to start buying and shooting factory rounds for my ak and was wondering what brass would be best.
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    AK ammo comes in Steel cased (non-reloadable), brass cased Berdan Primed (non-reloadable) and brass cased Boxer Primed (reloadable).

    Any ammo that is brass and boxer primed will be fine for your AK.

    Yes, you can actually reload Berdan primed cases, but it takes a special technique and primer, most in USA just toss em.
  3. AR guy

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    You know about a few weeks ago i asked the same question about headstamps and you might wanna go back and check it out. pretty much everybody said any brass keep and use but heres the link so you can read it for yourself. http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=122733
  4. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Remington, Starline, Winchester, Hornady, and in no particular order. I get whatever is priced the best.
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    Careful with Hornady Ammo in 7.62x39 it is Steel and not reloadable. As far as I know Starline does not manufacture 7.62x39 brass.
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    Berdan primed brass is reloadable. You can buy Berdan primers and the primer removal tool from RCBS.
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