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Old November 14th, 2017, 01:41 PM #11
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"Nickle" plated cases are actually cadmium plated . Yes , the original intent was to reduce tarnishing, and other degradation the brass . Nickle cases left too long in leather loops Will get funky , but take longer to do so .

Nickle cases have lower coefficient of friction than plain brass ( slipperyier ) , which in theory might make them feed smoother in semiautos.

The plating process does make them slightly more brittle than otherwise identical plain brass ( but lots of other factors for that ) . Not an issue for factory loaded ammo , but reloaders will sometimes find neck splits occurring after fewer loadings than plain brass , but lots of other factors again ) .

Yes , there are such things as aluminum cases, you will imeadately tell them from the weight. For consumer market , they were pioneered by CCI's Blazer line of low cost ammo . Very early ammo had occasional sticking in pistol cal leverguns , but in a cpl years CCI worked it out .

Works fine in factory ammo , for all practical purposes can't be reused.

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I have reloaded thousands of 9mm, 38 Sp & 45 ACP nickle plated cases & have never had a problem loading or shooting them, BUT...

I have found that the nickle plated cases split sooner (after 7 - 10 reloads)...

Load them if you have them...

Let me qualify that by saying all my dies were made by Dillon and are Carbide Steel (Tougher & Harder than regular steel dies)
I'm pretty sure Biggfoot was referring to the Al cases as being not so good for reloading.
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Old November 14th, 2017, 02:20 PM #12
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I was referring to alum cases as total no-go for reloading . Sgt23 made the same observations about nickel cases I was trying for.
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