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Old February 10, 2000, 10:10 AM   #1
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How many times can you reuse a case.

I am useing 9MM and have reloaded some 5 or 6 times and after resizeing they are still within spec,s.

Do you start lossing accuracy after a while?
Also what are the silver cases made of?

Thanks in advance. Tony :

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Old February 10, 2000, 10:27 AM   #2
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There's no set rule for the number of times a case should be reloaded. Look for stress signs on the case. The higher pressure the round the less number of reloadings it will take before metal fatigue sets in.
Most "silver" cases are nickel-plated cases. There are also aluminuim cases (non-reloadable) and steel cases.
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Old February 10, 2000, 10:28 AM   #3
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How many times can you reuse a case.

Until it breaks. Your cases will last longer if you load light.

Do you start lossing accuracy after a while?

Not that I've noticed.

Also what are the silver cases made of?

Brass, plated with nickel.

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Old February 10, 2000, 03:58 PM   #4
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Straight sided pistol cartridges are good for a lot of reloads. Do what makes you comfortable. Some reload once and toss (9mm is cheap brass), others reload a number of times. Reload by 'lot' and keep an eye on the cases. Stop reloading a time or two before the average case looks depleated. Regards, Mikey.
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Old February 10, 2000, 06:21 PM   #5
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How Many times can you use a (pistol) case?

Until they split or you lose them.

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Old February 10, 2000, 09:06 PM   #6
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I've got some nickel .38 and .357 brass that's got most of the plating worn off of them. I only use them now for light lead bullet loads, but they're still going.

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Old February 11, 2000, 07:54 AM   #7
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The correct answer is: until the case will not provide enough neck tension to hold a bullet securely. Crimp DOES NOT hold a bullet (with some exceptions), case neck tension performs that task.

To test simply push a loaded cartridge bullet-nose first into your bench. Press firmly. If the bullet moves into the case discard.

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Old February 13, 2000, 12:09 PM   #8
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WESHOOT2

I tryed your method, with rounds that had been reloaded at lest 4 times and could not get the bullet to move . Also you can see that there is a good fit between the case and the bullet. the cases are all cllibrated and are within spec's. Thanks for all the help guys It is very appreceated.

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