I have a question on the strength of Magtech brass. I just finished firing off a bunch of .357 reloads with new Magtech, and once fired Hornady, Federal, and Winchester brass. I was using a 158 gr half jacket HP under 7.2 gr of Unique and and equal number of rounds under 9.5 gr of Bluedot. both of these charges are well under the max charges listed in Alliant's reloading data. BTW, this was shot out of my Taurus 627 revolver (sorry, not a levergun, but wish I had one in .357). In each instance, the Magtech brass had to be pounded out of the cylinder while all other brands extracted with great ease.
Is Magtech brass simply weaker than other brands? It appears the Magtech stuff will be relegated to low power loads if this is the case.