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bigdaddy573 01-03-2013 05:13 PM

Nickle cases
 
Dose nickel cases handle high pressure loads better then brass or is it just good for making the round chamber smoother?

Overkill0084 01-03-2013 05:23 PM

It's primarily for corrosion resistance. Nickel is less susceptible to corrosion in inclement weather/harsh conditions. Remington UMC aside, notice it's mostly carry or hunting ammo that's nickel plated.
Oh, it looks nice too.

lbwar15 01-03-2013 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by bigdaddy573
Dose nickel cases handle high pressure loads better then brass or is it just good for making the round chamber smoother?

Th has no effect on how much pressure it can hold. The nickel case is just brass with a thin layer of nickel over it.

bigdaddy573 01-03-2013 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Overkill0084
It's primarily for corrosion resistance. Nickel is less susceptible to corrosion in inclement weather/harsh conditions. Remington UMC aside, notice it's mostly carry or hunting ammo that's nickel plated.
Oh, it looks nice too.

Alright thanks I just loaded a box of 22-250 with a max load and I wasn't 100% sure if they was stronger so I figured I would ask because I don't want to use the same load in brass if I couldn't tell if there was pressure damage to the Nickel case

bigdaddy573 01-03-2013 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by lbwar15

Th has no effect on how much pressure it can hold. The nickel case is just brass with a thin layer of nickel over it.

Knew that I just wasn't sure if it also helped with pressure more of a safe then sorry question

hiwall 01-03-2013 10:17 PM

Sometimes nickel cases will scratch your reloading dies.

bigdaddy573 01-03-2013 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by hiwall
Sometimes nickel cases will scratch your reloading dies.

Dose that hurt other cases

hiwall 01-04-2013 01:59 AM

Once your sizing die is scratched(no matter how it happens) it will leave marks on every case you put thru it. Can still be used but your cases look ugly among other things.

bigdaddy573 01-04-2013 02:01 AM

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Originally Posted by hiwall
Once your sizing die is scratched(no matter how it happens) it will leave marks on every case you put thru it. Can still be used but your cases look ugly among other things.

Lol you had me worried for a sec but I think a ugly case is the lease worry a coyote will have when he gets smacked by the bullet that left that ugly case right

lbwar15 01-04-2013 12:47 PM

Just watch it tho. The nickel might start to flake off after a few reloads.


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