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Old 11-08-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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Can I reload factory ammo? I have been keeping the spent casings from my rifle.

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Old 11-08-2012, 04:40 PM   #2
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Yes, as long as its not eastwern block Berdan primered 7.62 x 39 casings, etc (steel case)

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Can I reload factory ammo? I have been keeping the spent casings from my rifle.
you bought, and shot ammo.
saved the casings.
you are on the right track!

nickel plated, steel, and berdan primed are not reloadable.

brass is. any centerfire caliber.

if you dont have the equipment. the start up cost can be a bit scary. but afer a year or two of shooting it evens out with what you save, and also can improve accuracy.

also a good way to be able to keep shooting when stores run out of ammo.
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nickel plated, steel, and berdan primed are not reloadable.
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The silver nickel (zinc) plated brass is reload-able, but will crack around the neck faster and wont give you as much reloadings as a regular brass casing will. But they are reload-able. They just dont 'stretch' as good as regular brass.
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99% of cases domestically marked are reloadable. If the head stamp is Federal (FC), Remington (RP), Winchester (WC or WCC), Speer (SP), Hornaday are good to go. Look down the mouth at the flash hole. One flash hole = Boxer primed (Reloadable). Two flash holes = Berdan primed (Not Reloadable).

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Nickel Plate is fine for reloading. Make sure they are clean and lightly lubed, and you will have no problems.


Keep saving those empties ! Even if you don't have a caliber, pick up the brass.
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Thanks so much for all the info. Ill just keep saving till I can start to reload

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Thanks so much for all the info. Ill just keep saving till I can start to reload
FYI, we have a brass trader thread.. if you think you have too much you can post to "trade" some brass for something useful...


http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f30/brass-trader-49001/
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NO! You cannot reload factory ammo. Only the factory can load factory ammo.
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handloads are typically much higher quality consistancy wise than factory ammo.

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