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Thread: Junk .45 Brass

  1. #21
    Boolit Buddy Wild Bill 7's Avatar
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    Sep 2011
    S.W. Florida
    Yes americ brass is junk. Nothing but trouble and the junk brass bucket is where it gets to stay.

  2. #22
    Boolit Man

    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    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:

  3. #23
    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."

  4. #24
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    New Jersey
    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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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
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