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Old December 12, 2007, 04:16 PM   #1
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wolf brass

is it alright to reload wolf cartridges even though its not brass? If not,why?
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Old December 12, 2007, 04:20 PM   #2
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no, its steel and steel is not as flexible as brass is, it is much more prone to cracking. Also it would be rough on the dies as they too are steel.
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Old December 13, 2007, 06:22 AM   #3
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Several have tried this with their .45 ACP cases ... me included. I'm not sure how hard it is on your dies (whether hardened steel or carbide), but the cases will definitely split. I was able to get one reload out of them; another shooter I know was able to get two.

It's not worth it, even with the high price of brass today.

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Old December 13, 2007, 04:45 PM   #4
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thanks guys, definitely cleared it up.
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Old December 13, 2007, 09:04 PM   #5
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No

No, NO, NOOOOO!
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Old December 13, 2007, 09:38 PM   #6
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I have done it just to see if I could. Inspected it very closely and only did a couple. It did work, but along with the other I wouldn't recommend it.
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Old December 13, 2007, 11:23 PM   #7
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I played around with wolf polymer coated 7.62x39 cases, the metal was so soft I could barely set a bullet without the case collapsing. I only primed and set a few bullets just to "see" if it could be done for eotwawki
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Old December 14, 2007, 12:17 AM   #8
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I thought the rifle case would hold up better than the handgun case but i guess not
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