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Reload 9mm aluminum case?
« on: November 27, 2015, 04:08:58 PM »
Hope this is the right section? didnt see a reloader section?


Per title,
Does anyone reload aluminum cases? I tried a few as a experiment. Very low load. Seemed to work fine. I just hate throwing out cases if they are still good.

dino
aka dkonrai

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Re: Reload 9mm aluminum case?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2015, 07:53:57 PM »
During the great brass shortage of a few years ago, I did an experiment with aluminum Blazer cases. I loaded them with my usual 1050 fps loads, topped with a Berrys 115gr plated, and a wolf primer. They lasted between 7 and 9 reloads before the primer cavity got too large. The case still had enough tension to grip the bullet normally.
Bill

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Re: Reload 9mm aluminum case?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2015, 08:00:55 PM »
The rule is no.
People have done it with mixed results.
9mm brass is really easy to find.
Why?


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Re: Reload 9mm aluminum case?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2015, 09:07:38 PM »
The rule is no.
People have done it with mixed results.
9mm brass is really easy to find.
Why?


1) i have a bit... only 200 or so.

2) im cheap, and i hate to see good once fired cases go to waste. I paid for the ammo, darn it now i wanna reload it :)

3) reference above #2. Lol.

Just that i have a few 9 and .40 that i saved. No other real reason. Its once fired by me. Just wondered if anyone else was as resourceful as i tend to be.

thanks
dino

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Re: Reload 9mm aluminum case?
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2015, 10:33:00 PM »
it's possible, you could even reload steel cases. there will probably be premature damage to the die. dont do it unless you cant help it.

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Re: Reload 9mm aluminum case?
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Re: Reload 9mm aluminum case?
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2015, 11:52:44 AM »
You can. You can event reload steel cases if you'd like, but I personally don't. My concern is overworking the aluminum.

I usually buy the steel/aluminum stuff if I know I wont be able to pick up the casings. There is always somewhere to get 9mm brass, so I don't worry about it too much. 10mm on the other hard...


50 is better than .45




Not sure what that has to do with reloading 9mm aluminum cases...

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Re: Reload 9mm aluminum case?
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2015, 07:45:26 PM »
You can. You can event reload steel cases if you'd like, but I personally don't. My concern is overworking the aluminum.

I usually buy the steel/aluminum stuff if I know I wont be able to pick up the casings. There is always somewhere to get 9mm brass, so I don't worry about it too much. 10mm on the other hard...


50 is better than .45




Not sure what that has to do with reloading 9mm aluminum cases...


If i did it again, i would have bought a 10mm. Yes 10's are pretty cool.

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