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    Reloading 308 F.C nickel cases

    Has anyone reloaded nickel cases? As I have a load of once fired cases. I normally use lapua.do I treat them like they were brass?

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    I believe that you treat them in the same way, but you will not get anywhere near as many loads out of them.

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    give them a generous shamfer on inside of the neck to stop them stripping copper off the bullet

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    Why would you not get as many loads out them like ?
    I would say you get more loads out of them as cases hardly move and you have very little to trim off, so just reload as normal

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    375 mag, you get less loads out of them because as the case gets brittle you can not anneal them. Subsequently the case necks start to split and you loose them with increasing frequency. Despite this they do reload nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABOLT View Post
    Has anyone reloaded nickel cases? As I have a load of once fired cases. I normally use lapua.do I treat them like they were brass?
    I do ! i am at 5 reloads and no problems yet ! just neck sizing them ,hardly any stretching but then i don't load excessive fast rounds ! not needed to anneal them

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    I've never had a problem with nickel case life. Always been just as good as brass for me. Case prep exactly as normal.
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    Thank you lads for the info. I will try them!

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    I never anneal cases no need to just resize as normal

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    Thanks again let you know what load I have come up with.

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