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Old May 23, 2006, 01:49 AM   #1
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Chrome and Brass Winchester caseings

I picked up some chrome cartridges for winchester 9mm. Is there any differences between the chrome and brass cartridges for reloading. Anything i should be aware of, or is the only difference just the color ? is offline  
Old May 23, 2006, 07:33 AM   #2
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It isn't chromium it's nickel plated brass.Difference is mostly appearance though there are many myths about it !! One myth is that nickel wears out dies , NO it's dirt and sand that will wear out a die !
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Old May 23, 2006, 07:34 AM   #3
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I don't load 9mm, but .357 etc. The casings should load equally, but I find that nickle plated cases don't last as long as brass. Use them, and when the case mouth splits, recycle them. I pretty much have eliminated most in my reloading except for some left in my plinking lot. (My plinking lot is mixed case with fewer than 50, or excessively stained etc. Good to shoot, but not up to my standards for accuracy)
As for reasons why they don't last, there is a good post 10-20 lines down called nickle vs brass.
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