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Old May 16, 2019, 07:56 AM   #1
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X-TREME .45cap Brass

Gents (and you others),
What is your first-hand experience with X-TREME brass in .45acp?
I got a case of Freedom Munitions ammo for my birthday, and saved the brass.
I had no reliability issues with it, and I am hoping for some positive feedback from people who have reloaded it.
Good or bad, please let me know your experiences.
Thanks all!
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Old May 16, 2019, 09:22 AM   #2
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Decent stuff in general. I have loaded about 2K of their remanufactured brass without issue. If it was reman ammo, the headstamps will be mixed, if it was new, all the same and it could be one of several headstamps.

It was the 9mm brass with the step in it that was not welcomed by most. They also had some 223 ammo that was not welcomed by many.

I was sponsored by them for several years and used a lot of their products before I was sponsored and continue to use their stuff now.
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Old May 16, 2019, 09:31 AM   #3
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Thanks for the input. It was new ammo, so it was all headstamped X-TREME.
I'll just load it like the CBC I normally use, and it should be fine. Thanks again!
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Old May 16, 2019, 02:48 PM   #4
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uncle.45 I have some new cases that I received during their rebate with Cabela's, buy bullets get brass. I received some in both 45acp and 380 but as of yet I haven't tried to load any but I do have about 200 pcs of 9mm that I received in a bunch of range brass I bought. I have reloaded that and like it.
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Old May 16, 2019, 02:54 PM   #5
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Real good. I have 100 in the tumbler now that I will load later today.
Hopefully they 'feel' as good in the press as CBC and Winchester.
I'll let you know how it goes this evening.
Thanks.
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Old May 16, 2019, 05:30 PM   #6
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I just finished QCing 100 rounds of ammo made with----
Precision Bullet 230g coated SWCs
X-TREME brass
WLPs
3.8g Clays
1.240" col
0.470" dia.
The X-TREME brass was just fine at the bench, and I expect my normal 'soft target' load to shoot better than the Freedom Munitions ammo.
This brass sized, primed, flared, seated, and tested well.
I pushed some HARD against the bench, and couldn't make them setback. The case neck tension is good.
100% plunked great in my tightest chamber.(DanWesson)
All-in-all, I give the X-TREME brass a thumbs-up
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Old May 17, 2019, 08:16 AM   #7
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I ran across some Extreme brass in 9mm a while back, and it took noticeably more effort to size, which led me to examine it closer. Turns out, it is about 10% heavier than most head stamps, so I chronographed loads to see if it was something I had to worry about. Speeds ran about 10 fps higher, which in my short test, is insignificant. These did not have the step in the base.
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Old May 17, 2019, 08:27 AM   #8
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The X-Treme headstamp brass is good.
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Old May 17, 2019, 08:29 AM   #9
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The 45s are similar in feel to many others when sizing.
I'm sure I will be glad I saved them from the scrap bucket. I am pleased so far.
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