how many times

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by BETH, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    can u reload a casing
     
  2. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Louisiana
    eh 5 to 7 x.

    rifle cases you gota trim

    mag rifle cases may not give you but 3 or 4x.

    then again it depends on the gun too. I can shoot 223's in my mini 14 till i burn the necks out.

    depends on cal, and gun, but for the most part i am gona say 5x.
     

  3. reynolds357

    reynolds357 Former Guest

    707
    Oct 24, 2011
    Georgia
    Depends on the quality of the brass, the shape of the case, the pressure of the cartridge, whether you neck size or full length size, and the quality of the dies you use.
    For instance, a 270 WSM being full length sized, I can usually load 10 times. .30BR being neck sized and using custom shop brass I can load 30 times or more.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2011
  4. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    Mil casings i get 12-15 reloads if i'm careful with em
     
  5. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Ive got some .45ACP cases I have reloaded prolly 20 times. Pistol cases usually last quite a while, but rifles eat brass up quicker.
     
  6. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    Ok thanks i was wondering and as usual got an answer
     
  7. daboone

    daboone Member

    Annealing can help them last even longer.
     
  8. RandyP

    RandyP Active Member

    512
    Jan 22, 2009
    For my mid range plinking pistol ammo? till the case splits - which for .45ACP 'could' be more time than I could count.
     
  9. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    Depends on who you are shooting. I have some 45acp brass with 10 or 12 reloads on them. I anneal all my 223 brass after 3 firings. I am at 7 reloads on my winchester brass and 4 on most of my remington brass.
     
  10. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    It depends. My pistol brass I don't keep track of, just do a good inspection when loading it. My rifle brass I can get 10 or better, depending on the caliber.
     
  11. myfriendis410

    myfriendis410 Member

    603
    Mar 30, 2011
    Lompoc California
    You've gotten some good answers. Pistol cases go until the neck splits. Usually the primer pockets hold up unless you are shooting really hot stuff. Rifle brass in standard calibers can last indefinitely unless again the pressures are high. Magnum brass would fail the soonest due to the inability to resize down to the belt. I bought a die that allows you to resize down to the belt and some of my brass has been reloaded (in .300 win mag) a dozen times. In fact; I haven't thrown out any brass yet for that caliber.
     
  12. myfriendis410

    myfriendis410 Member

    603
    Mar 30, 2011
    Lompoc California
    Oh, yeah; headspace can play a role in how many times you reload a particular cartridge. I have one rifle, a Ruger #1 in 7mm rem mag, that has a slightly long chamber. I've lost a few pieces of brass over the years shot from that gun.
     
  13. tthompson1974

    tthompson1974 New Member

    26
    Oct 8, 2011
    central pa
  14. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
  15. PanhandlePop

    PanhandlePop Member

    295
    May 27, 2011
    I load 'em til I lose 'em or they crack. In my experience, the nickel plated tend to give out sooner. In my reloading for handguns, it seems like 357 crack/split sooner than any of my 9, 40 or 45 cases.
     
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