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#3110817 - 01/05/13 07:52 PM Stupid reloading question
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What is the diference between brass and nickel casings?

Edited by wayne (01/05/13 07:53 PM)
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#3110863 - 01/05/13 08:06 PM Re: Stupid reloading question [Re: wayne]
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I'll give you the stupid answer. One is made of brass and the other is made of nickel.
#3110881 - 01/05/13 08:11 PM Re: Stupid reloading question [Re: pcrc]
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Actually they are both made of brass. One is just nickel plated.
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#3110943 - 01/05/13 08:27 PM Re: Stupid reloading question [Re: Mausermeister]
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nickle is hard on dies

i prefer brass
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#3111051 - 01/05/13 09:17 PM Re: Stupid reloading question [Re: pcrc]
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 Originally Posted By: pcrc
I'll give you the stupid answer. One is made of brass and the other is made of nickel.

LOL, he was correct with the first part...............

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#3111052 - 01/05/13 09:17 PM Re: Stupid reloading question [Re: Deer Assassin]
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 Originally Posted By: Deer Assassin
nickle is hard on dies

i prefer brass

X2 i try to discard nickel after a couple loads
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#3111330 - 01/06/13 08:26 AM Re: Stupid reloading question [Re: Rockhound]
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Nickle coated casings wont tarnish like brass and they load and eject easier (less friction) than a brass casing. As for shelf life, if stored normally, you will see no difference. If they are constantly getting wet or kept in a cartridge belt that can retain moisture (leather), you will see the difference. You will not get as many reloads as they are made of a harder material.

Addtionally, they are easier to see if you are doing a "1/4" chamber check" (pulling the slide back just enough to ensure the gun is loaded) in a low light condition.

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