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Old January 29, 2012, 10:31 PM   #1
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Sellier & Bellot .38 spl Brass

A friend just gave me 1000 rounds of Sellier & Bellot .38 spc brass.

Has anyone ever reloded this brass?

Should I treat it like all the rest of my brass?

Should I get rid of it?
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Old January 29, 2012, 10:49 PM   #2
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It's good brass, but with *very* tight non-chamfered primer pockets. I swage the pockets on all S&B brass (except 9mm, which doesn't seem to need it) before I use it. It's a PITA, but you only have to swage them once.
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Old January 29, 2012, 10:52 PM   #3
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I've got range pickup of that brand in many calibers. Very good stuff, in fact better than a lot. Can't imagine you would have any problems with it as long as you don't see signs being loaded too hot.
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Old January 29, 2012, 11:01 PM   #4
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Thanks, I just put it in the tumbler! Going to reload it tomorrow if the primers fit. I don't have a Pimer pocket swager? Can you suggest one?
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Old January 29, 2012, 11:52 PM   #5
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I have a Dillon. It's the only piece of Dillon equipment I have, but I love it. It cost about $90 when I got it. You can get by a lot cheaper than that. But if you use Federal or Remington primers, you might not have to do anything to them -- or maybe just use a hand chamfering tool like for removing military primer crimps.
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Old January 30, 2012, 01:09 AM   #6
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Plus 1 on using a chamfering tool. A couple of twists creates a bevel at the pocket mouth and the brass is easy to prime thereafter. S&B is good brass once you address the primer pocket "issue" that seems to bother so many folks.
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