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Old 09-02-2019, 11:02 PM
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Default Reloading 9mm Blazer brass

I read somewhere there are problems reloading 9mm Blazer brass. But they didn't say what the trouble was.

Anyone know of any such problems?
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Old 09-02-2019, 11:26 PM
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Blazer brass is good stuff, I’ve had great luck with it.
Some say it’s a bit thinner than some of the others.
CBC is thicker, S&B has tight pockets.
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That’s the first I heard about problem with Blazer. Never have any issue with it. The ones I have has been loaded numerous times at normal pressure.
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No issues here with Blazer.
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Blazer has always worked great for me.
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Another guy loading Blazer here with no problems.

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I have loaded blazer with no problems.
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Blazer brass is alright, no problems with them
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I hope so because I have a lot of Blazer 9mm that I've not loaded yet.
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:35 AM
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Maybe it was actually 45 acp? Because the only "problem" with it is that it's a small pistol primer instead of the more popular large pistol primer with 45s
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Blazer Brass in 45acp is the suck. I had to sift a couple of hundred cases out of my five gallon bucket of prepped brass. Took an entire vacation day, my eyes are too old for this carp.


All of the cases were dished in around the primer hole. Like a small bowl.
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I have at least a thousand brass cases of large primer 45 ACP Blazer Brass
Some are on at least there 5th loading of mild-moderate 45 ACP loads. I use this for the range. No problems.
This brass was previously purchased by as new factory ammo and now I reload for 45 ACP
The heads of the cases have three distinct shapes and stamps in the lots I have (all purchased in a 3- 4 year period early to mid 2000 range).
No split case mouths, no loose pockets so far.
For a while the brass came from the factory with a depressed area around the primer pocket, that was their early brass, Then it seemed to change to a typical flat case head. I have both and both have worked fine for my purposes.
I only use new brass from Starline for really hot loads.

Keep in mind the +P and +P+ brass is no different in dimension or strength, it is just marked so you know how hot it is loaded from the factory.

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I've pickup a few here and there, no problems from my stuff.
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Whew, I'm glad to hear it because I have a buttload of new ammo and planned on reloading it.

The bit I read about the brass was on 9mm, not .45 brass.
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Maybe it was actually 45 acp? Because the only "problem" with it is that it's a small pistol primer instead of the more popular large pistol primer with 45s
Not all Blazer brass is SPP & not all SPP is Blazer brass. Seems everybody has a variant now...

Save the SPP brass. It'll come in habndy when we have another shortage of LPP.
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Blazer brass is thin. I have no problem when loading plated bullets, but they had no neck tension when I tried to load pulled 147gn FMJ. Switched to Federal brass and the FMJ holds tight. I reserve the Blazer brass for lead and plated bullets now.
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I load mostly jacketed. Lead is too dirty and smoky.

Are there any brands with good brass that sells for cheap, like $160 to $180 per thousand?
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Old 09-04-2019, 2:32 PM
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You can get a Lee undersize sizing die to size the brass smaller if you have neck tension issues. Try it with your bullets first, they may work fine.
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9mm crimped pockets were always the issue for me, not a problem with the Blazer Brass I have tried...
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I have three carbide die sets for reloading 45 ACP
I use the tightest (smallest) diameter dies for resizing which happen to be Hornady sizing die.
I also use the Lee Factory Crimp die on my 9 MM and 45 ACP brass cases. So I have not noticed any neck tension issues with Winchester 230 FMJ or Berry's or X-treme plated 45 ACP loads and 45 ACP brass.
My CCW ammo is a 185 grain Hollow Point and load a lot of plated flat point 185 gran bullets without problems in any of my brass, including Blazer Brass. I would say most of my Blazer brass is the cupped head design.
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