Nickel-plated cases?

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Re: Nickel-plated cases?

Postby GasGuzzler » 28 Nov 2019 22

The plated ones are harder and that doesn't help me. I want the right amount of pliable even for heavier loads for sealing. I can always get more when they wear out. They just need to be not so soft they blow apart.

I have a stash of once-fired NP to hold onto but I don't seek them out or prefer them.
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Re: Nickel-plated cases?

Postby mr surveyor » 28 Nov 2019 22

If I was a street cop and this was still the 50's, I probably opt for the nickel plated 38 spl cartridges that were going to most likely stay in my leather duty belt for as much as 6 months at a time. If I remember right, the nickel plate cases came about due to that issue - leather isn't anywhere near as corrosive to the nickel plate as it is no plan old nekkid brass.

Since I ain't a street cop, and this ain't the 50's any more, I really have no use for nickel plate brass.


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Re: Nickel-plated cases?

Postby larryw » 28 Nov 2019 22

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Re: Nickel-plated cases?

Postby Lufbery » 29 Nov 2019 20

Thanks guys. I'm tending to favor the regular brass cases, but I have some nickel-plated .357 that I thought I'd try.
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Re: Nickel-plated cases?

Postby larryw » 30 Nov 2019 11

I have no doubt thing's will be fine. just remember to inspect every finished cartridge,
top to bottom & all around, including crimp.
If any round doesn't look right, feel right, gives you pause for " ANY " reason, stop, set them
aside, work it out. Just remember, don't say we didn't warn you. This pursuit has a really
big addiction factor & that little Lee Loader will suddenly have morfed into
A truck load of gear. Well, gotta go now, gotta go say good morning to everyone (oops)
every thing, in my loading room..
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Re: Nickel-plated cases?

Postby horseman » 30 Nov 2019 19

mr surveyor wrote:If I was a street cop and this was still the 50's, I probably opt for the nickel plated 38 spl cartridges that were going to most likely stay in my leather duty belt for as much as 6 months at a time. If I remember right, the nickel plate cases came about due to that issue - leather isn't anywhere near as corrosive to the nickel plate as it is no plan old nekkid brass. jd




This answer is a good reason for nickle plated brass. I have nickle cased rounds in gun belts that have been in there way longer than 6 months, they don't corrode. Brass gets some gooey, grody, green stuff on them but it wipes off on a rag with a bit of WD 40 on it. I also use nickle brass for my 44mag vs 45 colt (now) cause' they look so close to the same size when they're in a big bunch. I HAVE (tried) ran a 45 colt case into a 44 mag die, it ain't pretty. I also will admit to running a 44mag round through a Ruger 45 colt at one time. Not sure how that happened but it did. At least I think it did as there was a fired piece of 44mag brass in with the fired 45 colts I had just fired a couple days before. Nope, never noticed a thing. They were hot 45 colt loads. Wouldn't be the first mistake I ever made.
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Re: Nickel-plated cases?

Postby RBHarter » 30 Nov 2019 22

I once read about a magazine editor that went to a show and shoot and ran at least 2 cylinders of 41 Mag in a 44 mag ......
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Re: Nickel-plated cases?

Postby Macd » 01 Dec 2019 10

Just another positive point on the plated cases. When I was hunting more often I preferred them in 308 as they didn't corrode like the brass after a week of walking around in the rain, drizzle and fog that is typical of the weather here in the fall. Many years ago I flew in a lot of wilderness areas by helicopter. We always carried a survival rifle in 22 LR. The ammo was all lacquered, nickel plated. I assume this also was to avoid problems with corrosion.
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Re: Nickel-plated cases?

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 01 Dec 2019 17

Right now I'm using plated case for black powder loads in my 45/70. They still need washed but if it's a day later they haven't turned green>

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