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Old February 22, 2013, 04:28 PM   #1
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does anyone make nickel .41 magum brass

hi , does anyone make nickel .41 magum brass ?? the brass shels keep getting jgunkie in my ammo loops, many thanks, rabbit
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Old February 22, 2013, 04:34 PM   #2
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Starline makes nickel plated .41 Magnum brass but it's currently on backorder.
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Old February 23, 2013, 05:50 AM   #3
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Try some Pecard's leather dressing.
It is good stuff that should help cut down, if not eliminate, the verdigris.

I use it for collectible military holsters and slings.

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Old February 23, 2013, 07:04 AM   #4
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Isnt nickel brass harder on reloading dies?
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Old February 23, 2013, 11:46 AM   #5
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the nickel plating is softer than the steel or carbide insert and won't hurt the dies. if you choose to shoot some factory loads the 41 mag Winchester 240 grain platinum tip is nickel plated brass. I think the Fedral cast core load is also nickel plated. the Winchester load was very accurate in a TC super 14
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Old February 23, 2013, 12:09 PM   #6
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Isnt nickel brass harder on reloading dies?
Some hand loaders have reported issues with the Nickel building up in their dies and galling hand loads. I have never had that happen. What I have had happen, is nickeled .357 and .38 Special brass body cracking way before brass cases. In short, if I get Nickled brass for free (range pick-up), I will hand load it. But, when ordering new, I will not buy Nickled.
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Old February 23, 2013, 01:05 PM   #7
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I like the nickel plated brass a little better because the lubricity of the plating makes it feed a little better in semi-auto pistols. I have never seen the galling from the plated brass
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Old February 23, 2013, 11:19 PM   #8
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I concur with dahermit.

I find nickel plated cases to be more brittle than brass.
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Old February 24, 2013, 01:28 AM   #9
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I've seen some Remington nickel-plated .41 Mag brass before.
I don't know that they have offered any recently, though.
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Old February 24, 2013, 01:26 PM   #10
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Nickle may be more brittle, but case life depends on other factors as well. I have some .357 nickel brass my dad picked up in the early 80's and loaded 13 times before giving it to me when I picked up my .357 mag. Since then, I have another 15 or so loadings through that same 50 cases, without a single split case, or any issue with bullet tension. Stay away from high pressure, max loads and excessive case mouth expansion, and your brass can last for years, be it nickel plated or plain brass.
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Old February 24, 2013, 01:49 PM   #11
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Nickle may be more brittle, but case life depends on other factors as well. I have some .357 nickel brass my dad picked up in the early 80's and loaded 13 times before giving it to me when I picked up my .357 mag. Since then, I have another 15 or so loadings through that same 50 cases, without a single split case, or any issue with bullet tension. Stay away from high pressure, max loads and excessive case mouth expansion, and your brass can last for years, be it nickel plated or plain brass.
I do not segregate my cases for the .357 when doing fast double-action shooting with very light loads. So, I have a large amount of mixed, Nickled and Brass cases in a bulk lot. I noticed that, it was just the nickled cases that split and I had to discard. Rarely, a brass case would split, but my brass scrap container contents consists of almost all nickled cases. I have nothing against nickled cases, they look neat, but the life of the Nickled cases I have reloaded is much shorter than the brass.
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