How durable are brass shotshells?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by Scratchammo, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    How many times can I shoot & reload brass 12 gauge shells?
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    With reasonable loads, they may run 10-15 reloads. Brass at mouth may begin to crack from crimp for overshot wad.
     

  3. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    Get shells from Magtech and do not crimp them and they will last several lifetimes. Glue your overshot card in. I use Elmers white glue.
     
  4. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    Thanks y'all, time to place an order while I melt some lead.
     
  5. Robinnz

    Robinnz New Member

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    Brass shot shells

    HI , guys had a problem getting shells so made them out of steel and as crimping was not an option just a dab of glue (any glue will do) and that problem was solved . Robinnz