Reloding Nickle Covered Brass

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Black Cat, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. sting75ray

    sting75ray Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2011
    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

    Jan 1, 2012

  3. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    ND, USA
    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

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    You could always spend hours putting discreet file marks on the caseheads. But that would take forever.
  5. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    "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

    Wildone72 New Member

    Aug 29, 2012
    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

    al45lc Active Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    colorful colorado
    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

    Jul 26, 2010
    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

    Jul 2, 2012
    Central Indiana
    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

    Aug 13, 2012
    Houston, TX
    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.
  11. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    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

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    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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