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Question on Nickle plated brass and Ammo avalability

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  • Texas42

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    Nov 21, 2008
    Is it ok to reload nickle plated brass?

    Also, there is some 115 +P+ Winchester Ranger LEO ammo at

    Also there is Golden sabers in 9, 40, and 45.

    hk boy

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    Mar 4, 2009
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    i bought some 38 SP reload ammo from The Perfect Shot in Fort Worth Texas
    they arrived in 4 days!! most were brass and some were nickle plated
    so i guess nickle plated brass can be reloaded

    Tired Retired

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    Jan 19, 2009
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    The nickle plated brass can be reloaded - I have have been using to reloaded for 20 years. However, it is a bit harder than brass and will wear on your dies. Make sure that it is clean also. It will split faster than regular brass and you will get fewer reloads out of it, it its safe and good to go. I generally stay with name nickle brass, fed, win, r-p, etc.


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    Jan 9, 2009
    Round Rock
    Some people do not like the nickel plated cases. I prefer them. Clean them well and they will not cause undue wear on the sizer die. Carbide is WAY harder than nickel. Life expectancy may be shorter but I generally get 5 or more loadings out of nickel plated pistol brass. That's good enough for me as I usually lose them before they get to that age anyway.
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