I load 44-40 and .38 special in nickel cases. They do not stain like brass cases and only require a quick washing in soapy water, rince and air dry prior to reloading. I do not have any more nickel cases split than I do brass ones. - My 44-40s are all starline & the .38s are mixed manufactures.
Fingers (Show Me MO smoke) McGee - AKA Man of Many Colts - Alter ego of Diabolical Ken; SASS Regulator 28564-L-TG; Rangemaster and stage writer extraordinaire; Frontiersman, Pistoleer, NRA Endowment Life, NMLRA, SAF, CCRKBA, STORM 327, SV115; Charter member, Central Ozarks Western Shooters
Cynic: A blackguard whose faulty vision see things as they are, not as they should be. Ambrose Bierce