The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 25, 2011, 07:03 PM   #1
Jim243
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 5, 2009
Location: Just off Route 66
Posts: 5,067
Looking for Sage Advice

Just when I thought I won the lottery, was given 40 - 7.62x39 cases by a shooter next to me at the range, I find out they fail the magnet test.

Now what do I do, toss them or try to reload them?


I have no experience with bass coated steel cases. Will they damage my dies or just treat them the same as brass?


Help
Jim

__________________
Si vis pacem, para bellum

Last edited by Jim243; September 25, 2011 at 07:16 PM.
Jim243 is offline  
Old September 25, 2011, 07:16 PM   #2
Jim Watson
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 25, 2001
Location: Alabama
Posts: 14,155
Do they have Boxer primers?
If so, you can reload them a time or two before the steel work hardens and splits.
If not, it wouldn't matter if they were solid gold, Berdan primers are all but unobtainable.
Jim Watson is offline  
Old September 25, 2011, 07:29 PM   #3
Jim243
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 5, 2009
Location: Just off Route 66
Posts: 5,067
Boxer primers.

Thanks
Jim
__________________
Si vis pacem, para bellum
Jim243 is offline  
Old September 26, 2011, 12:45 AM   #4
Unclenick
Staff
 
Join Date: March 4, 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 13,715
It can be done. It takes noticeably more force to size them, but lube well and they will go. Don't forget to an inside neck lube. Unless you have a carbide expander, these would be hard on a steel one in much quantity.
__________________
Gunsite Orange Hat Family Member
CMP Certified GSM Master Instructor
NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
NRA Benefactor Member
Unclenick is offline  
Old September 26, 2011, 02:03 AM   #5
Dr. Strangelove
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 1, 2008
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 1,420
Quote:
If not, it wouldn't matter if they were solid gold, Berdan primers are all but unobtainable
Eh, if they turn out to be solid gold, just go ahead and send them to me, I'll figure out something to do with them. Shoot me a PM and I'll send you my mailing address...
__________________
Just remember, when you pull the trigger, the bullets come out going very, very fast. So make sure to keep the weapon pointing away from you.
Dr. Strangelove is offline  
Old September 26, 2011, 06:09 AM   #6
Mike Irwin
Staff
 
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 39,160
What's the headstamp on the cases?
__________________
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza

Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.
Mike Irwin is offline  
Old September 27, 2011, 11:18 PM   #7
Jim243
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 5, 2009
Location: Just off Route 66
Posts: 5,067
Can not make it out, Just says 7.62x39 and some symbles I can not make out.

Jim
__________________
Si vis pacem, para bellum
Jim243 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2016 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05032 seconds with 10 queries