I can't believe I fell for the nickel-plated brass meme

I have literally never once had a problem with my brass corroding even after years and 5+ handloads, yet like the idiot I am I decided to try some nickel-plated brass. Yeah, it looks cool, it's a novelty, whatever. But on God what a disaster. This shit is such a fucking pain in the ass to reload. The plating adds several thousands of thickness which throws off not only the outside, but the inside diameter of the neck. So now I'm trying to squeeze a bullet into a hole way too small and the shit buckets instantly.

Of course I can fix this by doing an extra large flare and chamfering the case but I hate overworking my brass. God what a mistake. If you're reading this thinking about getting some nickel-plated brass and you handload, BEWARE!!!

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah it splits a lot faster too.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >reload
    >nickel plated
    Only once. Resizing some put a burr into my depriming/Resizing die that forced me to take a file to smooth it out.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like nickel plated cartridges. Let's me run my gun really dirty with no problems.

    Gotta match it with chrome plated shit and NP3 coated shit. So little resistance with moving parts it feels like sex

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      A normal sized penis experiences friction during sex. It's what makes tingle and then shoot inside the lady

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        to be fair her bagina might be huge :DDDD

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Universal expander die.

    Crimp in a separate step, stop being fucking dumb.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I already told you. I don't like to overwork my brass. My regular unplated brass doesn't even need expansion, flaring or chamfering. I'd rather save a few steps.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Then why post, just to show off your duracells?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Just to warn anons. That's all.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i don't even reload, but i still collect my brass. reloading garden gnomes can't have it. burn, reloading garden gnome, burn

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Take all your brass home
      >Throw it in the garbage

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I reload 280AI nickel plated and haven't had this issue ever. Maybe check your expander and make sure it's still the proper size.

    Seems to me like the case neck is too tight for the bullet.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >on God what a disaster
    frfr this ain't slappin

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i reload nickel plated brass all the time with no problems and it's the most aesthetic of brass. stay mad zoomer

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    oh noes! how will you ever recover from that loss

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Never once have I had a problem reloading nickel plated brass. Treated it the same as my brass

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