Question on Nickle plated brass and Ammo avalability


TGT Addict
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

Active Member
Mar 4, 2009
Fort Worth
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

New Member
Jan 19, 2009
DFW Area
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.


Active Member
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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