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Old January 14, 2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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Safe to reuse low crimp wad cutter brass?

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I have 50 count, 38 special brass with a crimp line roughly half way down the tube. Held wad cutter bullets. Is this brass safe to reload? Or, does that low crimp line weaken the brass? I will be reloading standard 38 special with cast bullets for my 357 Magnum.

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Old January 14, 2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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Yes

Yes it is safe. You can ignore the crimp line.
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Old January 14, 2013, 07:50 PM   #3
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I couldn't tell you how many of those cases I have used and reused several more times. They work just fine as long as they are brass and not steel or aluminum. I use the same bullet for .38 special as I do for .357 Mag.
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Old January 14, 2013, 08:33 PM   #4
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Yep, not a problem, and as Dave indicates, I've load many over many years.

The only ones I have seen which seem to possibly have shorter brass life because of cracks in the necks are the Nickle plated cases and it doesn't make any difference if they have the "crimp line."

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Old January 14, 2013, 10:58 PM   #5
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I've reloaded similar cases so many times over the years that the crimping, knurling, whatever has been almost completely obliterated.
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Old January 15, 2013, 06:03 AM   #6
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Thank you!

Thank you everyone. Always better to ask and be safe.

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