Does anybody reload Ni plated brass?
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    Does anybody reload Ni plated brass?

    And if so do you have any issues running it through your dies? I've got a bunch of PDX1 Ni plated brass that I've been hesitant to run through my dies.

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    Does anybody reload Ni plated brass?

    Should be ok. Carbide dies should be slippery enough to handle...
    Guns.??? What Guns???

  4. I have never been able to tell any difference, with or without, Nickel plating over the past 30+ years of reloading.

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    Does anybody reload Ni plated brass?

    Awesome thanks for the input. I have TiN dies but ill probably still lube em lightly to be safe.

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    I've reloaded countless 9mm nickel cases through my Lee Carbide Dies without a single hitch. You'll be fine.

  7. It might feel tighter but i prefer nickel when buying new from midway. 38.357.44m-45.45-70. 223.30-30.30-06. 375 and 12ga.

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    Never had an issue. In the 1980's I did have issues with WW Ni that was failing in 38/357. Bad stuff but not wiht .45/9/40's. Love to follow this thread and see other imput.
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  9. I get small bits of nickel that come off in the sizing die and the Lee FCD and get racing stripes on my cases until I notice and clean out the dies.
    If you want 'em, you can have 'em. I don't want 'em.

  10. What?? Nickel plated cases are slicker than brass, but is brass underneath. They are great to load and is why they sell for a premium. My experience is that you won't get quite as many reloads in them before getting mouth splits, but I tend not to have to lube them either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji40 View Post
    What?? Nickel plated cases are slicker than brass, but is brass underneath. They are great to load and is why they sell for a premium. My experience is that you won't get quite as many reloads in them before getting mouth splits, but I tend not to have to lube them either.
    Humm. The Dillon Carbide dies I use do not shave and I do not lube. The only Ni, other than .38/.357 I have are .45 ACP.
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