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Old 08-20-2019, 11:38 AM
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Default Can't find Nickel plated 223 Rem brass in stock anywhere.

I reload the Ni plated to use when the range is crowded so I can easily pick mine out from the rest.
Have some R-P and Win that are nearing end of life by splitting at the neck.
Found some loaded ammo at $1 per round but no ammo sales to CA for me.
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:18 PM
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Would you consider Speer cases? I have about 1500 of them, most if not all of which have been fired once, for sale here.
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:18 PM
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Old 08-20-2019, 2:00 PM
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The Nickel Speer cases are good cases. I have 3-4K of them. They load well and are very consistent in case weight.
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Old 08-20-2019, 4:23 PM
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It’s 223.
If you have to pick it off the ground you’re not not doing it right. Nor are you shooting a rifle that would benefit from reusing the same brass fired in the chamber. AR? I presume?

You’re over thinking this crap.
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Old 08-20-2019, 5:19 PM
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Try here

https://sagesreloadingsupply.com/ind...product_id=534
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How does the nickel plating look after trimming and annealing?
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How does the nickel plating look after trimming and annealing?
Trimming obviously reveals the brass at the case mouth. Annealing?? I’ll have to run some cases on Aztec mode this weekend and see. I have a few 308 and 223 nickel cases. I’m willing to bet it will discolor them.
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Set up a wood frame add some laundry bag mesh- easy peasy
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Old 08-21-2019, 2:58 AM
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Set up a wood frame add some laundry bag mesh- easy peasy
Yep.
This is what I do when shooting my gas guns. Saves all kinds of time screwing around looking for brass..
Wal Mart has a rectangle shaped laundry basket for about $10 it has a side zip to dump. That side zip makes for a very large port
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Set up a wood frame add some laundry bag mesh- easy peasy
For use with a scoped autoloader, I use a regular sized terry cloth wash cloth, punch a hole into adjacent ends (2). Take a small bungee the ladies use for a pony tail and loop it through each hole in the wash cloth, securing the two bungees to the ends of the cloth.

Slip the bungee loop over the objective of the scope and the other end over the eyepiece. You can attach a piece of blue painter's tape across the bungees to keep them from slipping on the scope tube. The wash cloth drapes down over the ejection port. When fired, the ejecting cases hit the cloth and drop the empty cases straight down onto the bench or ground. No chasing cases. No issues ejecting cases, cloth blows out slightly from the port gasses. Works well with a scoped rifle.
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:40 AM
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Jack - thanks for the good deal on the plated brass. CalGuns delivers again.

This is for NRA and CMP type matches where almost everyone reloads and puts sharpie marks on their brass. And moving brass catchers off the line and back to next firing line is just more gear to lug. When my eyes were still good enough to shoot an A2 the brass deflector that fit into the carry handle was legal and worked great, but now with a scoped A4 that is no longer an option.
Not reload used brass for an AR ? I guess all those 10's and X's at 600 yards were a fluke : )
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Jack - thanks for the good deal on the plated brass. CalGuns delivers again.

This is for NRA and CMP type matches where almost everyone reloads and puts sharpie marks on their brass. And moving brass catchers off the line and back to next firing line is just more gear to lug. When my eyes were still good enough to shoot an A2 the brass deflector that fit into the carry handle was legal and worked great, but now with a scoped A4 that is no longer an option.
Not reload used brass for an AR ? I guess all those 10's and X's at 600 yards were a fluke : )
We shoot XTC 500 and 600 yards, no time to pick up brass moving from line to line. Guys shoot factory ammo. We have more than a few that shoot cleans at 600 with factory ammo. Not saying you shouldn't reuse your brass. but in that discipline the benefit is not as great as a bolt gun can do.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:25 AM
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A2 the brass deflector that fit into the carry handle was legal and worked great, but now with a scoped A4 that is no longer an option.
Creedmoor Sports has a flat-top deflector:
https://www.creedmoorsports.com/prod.../Shooting-Gear

I hear you about having to look for your brass after the off-hand event. I don't know how well this deflector works since I haven't seen one for the flat-top in use, just the A2. I'm assuming Creedmoor ensures it will fit the way we configure our scopes for XTC.

Oh, once KC gets off his belly for F-class he'll be chasing his brass too.

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Creedmoor Sports has a flat-top deflector:
https://www.creedmoorsports.com/prod.../Shooting-Gear

I hear you about having to look for your brass after the off-hand event. I don't know how well this deflector works since I haven't seen one for the flat-top in use, just the A2. I'm assuming Creedmoor ensures it will fit the way we configure our scopes for XTC.

Oh, once KC gets off his belly for F-class he'll be chasing his brass too.
Oh I'll still be chasing brass I just won't have a conniption fit when I can't find one piece of my Peterson brass.
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Old 08-22-2019, 7:23 AM
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The Caldwell rail mounted brass catcher works pretty well, though it lacks a bit in durability. Reinforcing the mesh with thinned-out Shoe Goo or other polyurethane adhesive goes a long way in helping that.
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https://eastcoastreloading.com/best-...nickel-plated/
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