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Old February 6th, 2017, 08:17 AM   #1
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2 piece brass ? Someone else try it first..

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ssusa_201702/#/14

Sounds real good and all, but maybe I'm just hard headed..

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Old February 6th, 2017, 08:36 AM   #2
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A less expensive to manufacture, 2 piece, stainless steel case pressed into an aluminum case head, proofed to 65,000psi., 40 reloads per case (as long as you don't pull a bullet from the case) and requires special dies. What could possibly go wrong?
I'll stick with brass thank you!

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Old February 6th, 2017, 09:02 AM   #3
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While the early bird gets the worm the second mouse gets the cheese.
Very interesting idea but I'll wait to see how this product works in the real world with everyday shooters and reloaders before ditching brass.

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Old February 6th, 2017, 09:04 AM   #4
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While the early bird gets the worm the second mouse gets the cheese.

HA. Never heard that before, and I won't forget it. Thanks

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Old February 6th, 2017, 09:21 AM   #5
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It's an interesting design and idea . I remember plastic pistol cases they didn't catch on either.

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Old February 6th, 2017, 09:59 AM   #6
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1pc brass cases have worker well for over 150yrs.

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Anyone remember caseless ammunition?...

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Old February 6th, 2017, 10:26 AM   #8
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1pc brass cases have worker well for over 150yrs.
True, but pouring the powder down the muzzle worked well for hundreds of years before that.

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Old February 6th, 2017, 10:33 AM   #9
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losing brass

Any idea how much brass you lose at a range session?

I'm sure the moment the casing hits the floor someone will be scurrying to grab it for his self.

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Quite well.


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Anyone remember caseless ammunition?...
Yup! Trounds I think they were called. I always wondered what happened to the primer when fired. That was a neat idea. I felt paranoid that they were trying to stop us from reloading. Silly huh!

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Old February 6th, 2017, 12:44 PM   #12
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Seems like they only make it in 9mm. Once fired 9mm is cheap and plentiful. I can't see the advantage in using that stuff over conventional Brass. Not to mention the 100 bucks that they want for the special Reloading Die

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Old February 6th, 2017, 01:02 PM   #13
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Let's see $120.00/1,000 for this stuff vs free for brass.

I must admit that I've been quite lazy in the last year.
I have shot at least 2,000 to 3,000 9 mm without picking up a single one other than to throw it in the brass bucket at the range.

I pick up all my .45, 7.62 x 39 boxer primed, 7.65 x 51 LC and most of my .223/5.56.

I have been reloading as long as I've been shooting and I've never bought loaded pistol ammo however I've always felt that there is an endless supply of free range 9 mm so I can pick it up whenever my buckets start to run low.

I may change my strategy and begin hoarding 9 mm brass with hope that I can live out the rest of my natural life without having to find an alternative to brass cartridge casings.

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Old February 6th, 2017, 01:40 PM   #14
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I think it is an interesting idea. Considering what most of us are willing to spend on non-essential shooting products, the $100 die does not really concern me.

There were a few confusing points in the write-up. They mentioned the bases being nickel plated aluminum at first. Then they started talking about the various anodizing colors. Pretty sure it has to be one or the other. Also, since the case body is stainless, I expect the magnetic attraction would be weaker than carbon steel (SS can vary from moderate to no magnetic attraction depending on the alloy). Combined with the thin walls, I question how well a magnet would work in grass or dirt. Finally, they discuss the corrosion protection as being a plus, but it looks like the construction could produce an easy path for moisture to migrate to the primer.

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I'm still waiting for the Gyrojet to catch on....

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