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Old 01-04-2013, 03:10 PM   #11
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Back when (I started) we carried our spare ammo in 'loops'. Brass casings would gunk up quickly, think summer with temps and humidity both in the upper 90s. I had a Sargent that didn't care much for 'guns'. His 'brass' 38s froze in the chamber of his S&W Model 15 (it could have been a Model 10).

Other than brass turning green when being poorly cared for, I see no functional difference or the need for nickle plated cases. Pre carbide sizing die, just about every sizing die for .38 Specials had picked up a carbon scraper. We lived with it on all of out re-loads.

Now a days, I'm sure I have some nickle cased some place. I don't buy them, don't see the need. Nickle rifle cases would look 'spiffy'.

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Back when (I started) we carried our spare ammo in 'loops'. Brass casings would gunk up quickly, think summer with temps and humidity both in the upper 90s. I had a Sargent that didn't care much for 'guns'. His 'brass' 38s froze in the chamber of his S&W Model 15 (it could have been a Model 10).

Other than brass turning green when being poorly cared for, I see no functional difference or the need for nickle plated cases. Pre carbide sizing die, just about every sizing die for .38 Specials had picked up a carbon scraper. We lived with it on all of out re-loads.

Now a days, I'm sure I have some nickle cased some place. I don't buy them, don't see the need. Nickle rifle cases would look 'spiffy'.
That pretty bad letting your rounds freeze in your gun and they do look pretty cool lol
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Just watch it tho. The nickel might start to flake off after a few reloads.
Alright I will keep a eye them
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Just my own experience with handgun rounds nickle plated ones crack and split sooner than the plain brass ones.

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I like nickle cases. I have some nickle .38 cases thayt have been loaded more than 50 rimes. (with light wad cutter loads) The nickle has just about worn off, but they still hit the "X" ring.

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I like nickle cases. I have some nickle .38 cases thayt have been loaded more than 50 rimes. (with light wad cutter loads) The nickle has just about worn off, but they still hit the "X" ring.
I hope I can get that much out of them or at least till I find some more cases because they chamber really smooth and I fill I can work the bolt faster if needed because how smooth they are compared to plain brass
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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.
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It performs the same as brass for pressure or feeding.
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