Not nonsense at all. Easy to look up, try the Copper Development Association web site if you need an authoritative source.I’ve been using brasso to aid cleaning my cases for thirty six years. The most recent cases I finally junked lasted 23 reloadings over 13 years. Just ordinary Remington cases, they still looked perfectly fine when I decided to buy new brass and scrapped them. So, just how bad then is brasso/ammonia ? I’d say whoever decided that was the case, needs their lumps feeling! It’s just nonsense
As stated Alan, my experience in 36 years of reloading and the use of brasso, absolutely NO detrimental effect found.Not nonsense at all. Easy to look up, try the Copper Development Association web site if you need an authoritative source.
Stress related corrosion cracking is very real. It is precipitated by, amongst other things, ammonia...even atmospheric ammonia is sufficient. As the name implies, it is stressed brass that is affected...if the brass is unstressed...ie not work hardened sufficiently, it obviously will not happen.
It is one of the reasons that stress relief annealing your brass prevents the neck splitting and extends the life. The other reason for annealing is that you can maintain a consistent (OEM) neck tension.
As far as the use of polishes like Brasso that contain ammonia, provided the brass is annealed there is no real problem...but there are better polishes out there like Autosol which do not contain ammonia, so why increase the possibility of neck splits when there is a better alternative?
I am hoping for the same result having smoked for well over 36 years...stopped a dozen years ago and okay so far!As stated Alan, my experience in 36 years of reloading and the use of brasso, absolutely NO detrimental effect found.
Zero. Zilch. Perfectly fine & I shall continue its use with my latest batch of new brass.
Well i'm glad you askedAh, that's good to know... must try harder!! Incidentally, based on your experience of reloading and long range shooting, was the rest of my post up to scratch, or do you have any other feedback?
I crimp, mainly because I believe it gives me a consistent neck tension, which in turn offers a consistent pressure and therefore a more consistent/accurate round . I do use expander dies and have polished the expander ball (a) to make it smooth and (b) to produce an internal neck diameter of approx 2 thou smaller than the bullet. I also anneal my brass every other firing and clean with a wet tumbler. Does it make more accurate ammunition ? I don't know, but I do think it helps. The comp seating dies I use do allow me to seat with repeated accuracy and my concentricity gauge which I use occasionally to check 1 in 5 says everything is within .002" (unlike some ready-made PPU I bought a while back that was well akilter) so has almost become redundant."so are we bleeding crimping or not?"
Depending on the recoil of the rifle, a bullet, (obviously not a head), can be deformed in a ‘standard magazine’ by inertia causing it to hit the internal surface of the front of the magazine.in a standard magazine one head can't be inadvertently compressed by another round.