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    Shell casings

    Picked up brass after the match at Defender. Have some 9mm casings I don't recognize.

    Reference pic has regular brass on left and nickel on right. What are the casings in the center?

    Extra info - original round also swept up with brass so I included it in the pic and the cases do not stick to a magnet

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    I think it is Richard W. that shoots those.
    I had questioned him about that in the past.
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    Those are Browning BPT ammo. Though it doesn't look like it at first, the odd alien writing impression on the headstamp is actually the Browning Buck....

    http://s274.photobucket.com/user/EOD...0q9hc.jpg.html

    They are a coated brass case...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluggy View Post
    Those are Browning BPT ammo. Though it doesn't look like it at first, the odd alien writing impression on the headstamp is actually the Browning Buck....

    They are a coated brass case...
    I see the buck now, not the best logo to try to squeeze into that space.

    Coated with what? Are they safe to reload without damaging my dies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Boughton View Post
    I see the buck now, not the best logo to try to squeeze into that space.

    Coated with what? Are they safe to reload without damaging my dies?
    Richard rarely looks at the forum, but he did look into these more after I told him I had saved up 150+ to run through my tumbler with SS pins.
    He said it was a nickel plating over brass.
    I ran them and I can't get the coating to come off - have not loaded any yet since I'm using up my .40's - but I intend to go back to 9mm fairly soon.
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    If you look up the product on midway USA it says that it is "brass". Really think it's just a black nickel plating and should be ok to reload in my opinion. Don't think it's muck different than nickel plated other than color.
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    Coated brass with the same stuff as Hornady did with their old TAP Pistol ammo. Reloads fine, I've done many.

    Here's a related thread if interested: https://www.thehighroad.org/index.ph...y-case.606256/
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    Thanks for all the info guys. I appreciate it.

    Now I'm curious to see if they look different after they tumble for a while. The forum that James referred to says that the coating will wear off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Boughton View Post
    Now I'm curious to see if they look different after they tumble for a while. The forum that James referred to says that the coating will wear off.
    I have been able to (unintentionally) abrade bright nickel by tumbling cases for a long time with an abrasive polish such as Quick-N-EZ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Boughton View Post
    Thanks for all the info guys. I appreciate it.

    Now I'm curious to see if they look different after they tumble for a while. The forum that James referred to says that the coating will wear off.
    Depends on how and what you polish with. My treated walnut media and corncob media just make them shiny, don't take the coating off. They look pretty cool when polished in my opinion....
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