Reloding Nickle Covered Brass

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  1. sting75ray

    sting75ray Well-Known Member

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    A good friend of mine bought a 25-06 years ago and did not have any brass to start out with so I took 200 rounds of 30-06 brass and necked it down for him. We used some red fingernail polish on it to identify what it was. I called Highboy to get some extra nail polish but he said he had just used the last of it on his toes just before the big Idaho Tater Dance.:D:D:D
  2. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    :tapfoot::D
  3. Bindernut

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    Red, black, blue, and green on the loading bench here. I use em to mark the cases when I'm testing different loads. The pesky stuff keeps scrubbing off when I tumble the brass though. :D
  4. JLA

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    You could always spend hours putting discreet file marks on the caseheads. But that would take forever.
  5. Alpo

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    "The pesky stuff keeps scrubbing off when I tumble the brass though."

    Yeah, I have that problem.

    I bought a case of Federal 45 ball. FC96. Crimped primers. That's normally not a problem. Yellow brass comes with yellow primers, I punch out the dead one, remove the crimp and reprime with white primers. Easy to tell, at a glance, that it's had the crimp removed because it has been reprimed.

    But these dang Federal cases are yellow brass, but they came with nickel primers. So when I pick up an empty to process it, I don't know whether it is once-fired, and needs the crimp removed, or whether it is multi-times fired and had the crimp removed long ago.

    So I started taking a black sharpie and drawing a line cross the back of all this brass I de-crimped. But when it goes through the tumbler the line goes away, and I'm back to "does this one have a crimp or not".

    To quote Charlie Brown. Aaarrrgh.
  6. Wildone72

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    Glad I read this post. I had the same question the other day with a friend. He has been picking up range brass for me and a bunch was NP. Now I feel better.
  7. al45lc

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    I was given a bunch of NP 7.62 cases that went through a mini gun. (Aircraft ammo)
    Never had a problem with it, been useing it as hunting ammo in my Scout rifle for years now.
  8. judgecrater

    judgecrater New Member

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    I have reloaded thousands of rounds using nickel without difficulty. I have reloaded the same cases over and over; no problem. 45ACP, 38special, 357mag.
  9. Black Cat

    Black Cat New Member

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    Is this a active forum? I find a post I made back in July listed as today. Is someone using my name. What date was the last post of any kind?
  10. rmorgan9718

    rmorgan9718 New Member

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    NP brass in five rifles and 5 handguns, have reloade some 38SPCL s more than 10 times with no problems. 280 Remington some have 7 or 8 reloads, no signs of failure or cracking.
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    howlnmad Well-Known Member

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    Any forum can be brought back from the past by anyone posting in it. The last date shown for you posting in this thread was 7-9-12. Besides your post today.
  12. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Yes its an active forum. Every time a user posts the thread gets bumped to the top. nobodys using your name cept you.
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