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Thread: Junk .45 Brass

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    Boolit Buddy Wild Bill 7's Avatar
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    Yes americ brass is junk. Nothing but trouble and the junk brass bucket is where it gets to stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukivel View Post
    Case walls too thick, was my experience. Besides all the hassle, it crushes your bullet diameter. Even if you "succeed" in loading it, expect poor accuracy, and leading.

    If I find any, it goes to the scrap metal yard. For about $1.70/pound, lately. (Here's a link: https://www.scrapmonster.com/scrap-p...-scraps/26/1/1.)

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    I once acquired 1000 once-fireds which included a dozen or so Amercs. I had seen on the internet that they are only good for recycling. I don't follow advice well and I tend to only learn from mistakes.
    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

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    I have never found any of those Amercs but I just loaded some 45acp recently and i ran into MaxxTech brass which was doing pretty much the same thing walls were collapsing like that. Recycle bucket it is.

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    I still find those one in a while when I grab a handful from one of the buckets of 9mm I have as a stash. It all sux no matter the caliber...............

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    The only others I have seen with this headstamp are 32 Auto. Not made to respectable tolerances.

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    The only other caliber I have seen with this headstamp is 32 Auto. Not made to respectable tolerances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Bill 7 View Post
    Yes americ brass is junk. Nothing but trouble and the junk brass bucket is where it gets to stay.
    My experience is that the primer pockets are out of spec too. Had primers fall out of cases as cartridges were feeding into chamber. Also found emty fired cases with no primers in them. Most of the reloaders I shoot with know this and scrap the brass. This has been know by alot of us for over 10 yrs. afish4570

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check