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Old December 28, 2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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Is this 9mm

So my empty nine mil brass is a conglomeration of brass from new ammo I've shot myself, range scrounging, and a bag of used brass I bought at the range. In it all I've got a few that seem to be the right size, but nothing on the head stamp notes that it's 9mm. The markings are "WCC" "11" and a circle with a plus in it. Are these 9mm.

Also I have some other brass that are 9mm but also have a "p+" I'm assuming those are okay to use, but just thought I'd ask.

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Old December 28, 2012, 01:05 PM   #2
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The circle with a plus in it, stands for NATO. As a Nato standard, yes that would be 9mm. The WCC 11 is Winchester 2011.
The +P is fine. I will add, As you sort the brass have a hammer handy, If you run across a piece with A-Merc stamped on it,
Smash it nine times with the hammer.
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Old December 28, 2012, 01:08 PM   #3
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As you sort the brass have a hammer handy, If you run across a piece with A-Merc stamped on it,
Smash it nine times with the hammer.
This is good advice.

Save yourself some frustration and wasted time, primers and powder, and follow it.
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Old December 28, 2012, 02:29 PM   #4
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^ This!

Also, make sure when you are smashing it, you do it with vengeance and malice.
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Old December 28, 2012, 02:44 PM   #5
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You will need to check the WCC brass for crimped primer pockets.
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Old December 28, 2012, 10:05 PM   #6
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^ This!

Also, make sure when you are smashing it, you do it with vengeance and malice.
So what you're saying is....
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Old December 28, 2012, 11:11 PM   #7
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A-merc????

Okay . . . I'm prepared to smash them, but I don't know why. What is "A-Merc?"

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Old December 28, 2012, 11:32 PM   #8
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A-Merc is poor quality brass.
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Old December 29, 2012, 03:00 PM   #9
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What is AMERC?

Appalachian Ministries Educational Resource Center

or it might be

http://www.afte.org/ExamResources/ga..._MERC.jpg.html

Google is your friend. But it isn't always very discerning.

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Old December 29, 2012, 03:08 PM   #10
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I know from experience it crappy ...... but what I'd like to know is why. Why does it not size well like every other brand I've run across?
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Old December 29, 2012, 04:53 PM   #11
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The circle with a plus in it, stands for NATO. As a Nato standard, yes that would be 9mm. The WCC 11 is Winchester 2011.
The +P is fine. I will add, As you sort the brass have a hammer handy, If you run across a piece with A-Merc stamped on it,
Smash it nine times with the hammer.
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This is good advice.

Save yourself some frustration and wasted time, primers and powder, and follow it.

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Old December 29, 2012, 06:17 PM   #12
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I believe there is something in the brass alloy in the AMERC head stamped brass that just makes it harder ...almost like steel ....and it just won't resize properly.

I also toss out all the S&B brass and anything that is marked with that nato marking ...the primer cups are tapered a little....and seating new primers is aggravating...
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Old December 29, 2012, 06:32 PM   #13
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Thanks

Thanks for all the info. Very helpful.
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