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Old September 9, 2005, 08:25 PM   #1
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Gold or Silver.......Brass or Nickel ? ? ?

What is your favorite to Reload, is it Brass or Nickel?

I have loaded for many years but can't really say I like one over the other by much. I like the looks of the silver with some jacketed bullets and the brass with others.

Has anyone found much difference in the number of times they can be loaded?

Seems I most always loaded brass in .44 mag. and my .38 & .357's were all silver. I used a med. to heavy roll crimp on both and I loaded mild loads most of the time. They both held up well as I recall.

My reason for asking is that I may be prchasing some once fired or maybe new unfired in .40, .380, & 9mm. Is there much difference?

What do you like best and why?

Thanks for all comments.
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Old September 9, 2005, 08:57 PM   #2
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Iprefer nickle for my hunting loads because it does not tarnish through the season.

I also prefer the looks.

It is more difficult to size than plain brass, and does not seem to hold up as well.
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Old September 9, 2005, 09:14 PM   #3
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My "keeper" brass is Nickel and all else is just good ole brass. I think the nickel stuff feeds a bit better. Nickel seems to be every bit as durable if not more durable than straight brass.

Personally, I get 20 + reloads out of my .45 acp brass at least.
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Old September 10, 2005, 09:11 AM   #4
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I like brass most of my nickel stuff has ended up in a box under the bench.I really don't know why,don't like Nickel guns so why should I like nickel brass.Maybe nickel brass should only shoot in nickel guns nickl
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