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? on Nickel plated brass.....

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by likes-to-shoot, Mar 29, 2013.

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  1. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    Somehow I managed to score 100 new Remington .223 brass and was also looking for some .243 brass. There were about 10 bags of nickel plated .243's.

    My question is does it load the same and will they damage the the reloading dies in any way?

    Bill
     
  2. Baber

    Baber TS Member

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    Used to load NP 38/357 Brass along with Non NP. No problems.

    T
     
  3. MNGuns

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    Loads the same.
     
  4. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    Uniforming the primer pockets is much harder than with non-plated brass but otherwise, I like it better. I have lots of it in .223, .25-06 and .300RUM.

    Ed
     
  5. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    Will a person get more reloads from nickel plated brass? Less resizing?
     
  6. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

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    Actually, the nickel will score fairly easily.

    You need to keep the brass and the dies clean or you will get lines in it. Doesn't change the loadability - just makes it look funny.
     
  7. scoutmaster

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    I use the Hornady cream lube to resize all my nickel cases.

    SM
     
  8. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    I use Imperial Dry Neck Lube that I bought from MidwayUSA (URL above) on the necks whether I full-length or neck-size. The media is small ceramic balls coated with what I believe to be graphite - dip each neck in the media two or three times and they go in and out of the neck die easily. I also bought the small container of extra lubricating powder but can't recall having had to add any and I've had it for years.

    Ed
     
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