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    Thread: Nickel cases?

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      Nickel cases?

      Easy to reload, similar to brass??? Anyone have experience???

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      Never tried to reload them but they should be same.

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      ​Thanks! BUMP.

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      I did a little reading and sounds like the nickel coating hardens faster resulting in possible cracked cases earlier then normal. So they will work fine until they crack like all brass.

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      Id use them if I had them and had to. They work-harden faster than regular brass. Additionally, if the nickel flakes off it can end up falling Feed rails and bolt-lug races/recesses.

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      Nickel when it flakes can scratch up your reloading dies. I had some scratches on my dies and the guy at RCBD asked if I reloaded any nickel cases.

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      Is there some alchemy which removes the nickel?

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      I have loaded 1000's of rounds of Nickle brass and have never had any flack off or had many crack. One thing I have found out is they do not Fireform as good as Brass.

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      I have reloaded several hundred nickel plated cases in 7 mm Rem Mag and 25-06. No issues with flaking of the nickel, and I probably got a solid 3 reloads out of the cases on average before the necks started to crack. Which is maybe a single reload or so less than I see out of the solid brass cases.

      Because of the nickel's hardness compared to brass, I would always throw out any deeply scratched cases to protect the rifle chamber and the dies.

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