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Are the steel empties reloadable?? Chuck.
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For all practical purposes, non reloadable
Not trying to be pedantic but, if push came to shove and you ain't worried about harming dies ... you might manage a few. The steel tho is way less ductile than brass but - if reloading to same gun then might manage a neck resize ... full length I think would be hard to achieve.
I forget right now (no empty to hand) - whether priming is Berdan or Boxer but even Berdan can be dealt with with right tools.
Not suggesting anyone tries this - just that it is sorta possible but way impracticable (IMO).
Off topic a bit but - I have even ''remade'' primers - to see if something could work in extreme deprivation circumstances!!
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It is berdan primer.
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
Definitely dont reload those. The primers are both Boxer and Berdan primed. Depends on what round you are referring to.
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Smell like bad eggs too, not that you asked about that but maybe it's one more reason to buy ammo that costs a dollar more...
just as another point of reference, wolf also makes brass cased boxer primed ammo...though it costs more than the steel of course.
I know people that do not like to shoot this ammo. It is very dirty to shoot.
Well I'm one that shoots 1000's of round of Wolf, just clean
your guns well after each range trip.
Last edited by ron8903; July 7th, 2007 at 08:00 AM.
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I was told by a gunsmith that Wolf ammo has a lacquer applied to the steel case to prevent corrosion. This lacquer can melt in the high temps of the round being fired and subsequently act as a glue. Sure enough, after firing several Wolf rounds I had a casing get stuck in the chamber of my M&P .40. Luckily, I was able to extract the casing without any damage to the firearm. No more Wolf for me.