Steel Case Ammo Reloading

Discussion in 'Reloading Room' started by Robert Block, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Robert Block

    Robert Block Member

    Sure be nice to get straight answers from people who do reload steel cases without all the snarky crap. Have a great evening everyone.
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  2. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    Well despite not getting a lesson in the ductility and malleability of soft steel cases, you got your answers.

    It's doable. It's not ideal. Use extra lube. Go slow.
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  3. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

    The snarky crap is just a bonus.
  4. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    There’s plenty of steel case Berdan ammo out there, hence the reference.
  5. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    There's technically plenty of brass case berdan primer ammo out there too. Your reference is irrelevant.
  6. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    So now you know how to convert berdan primered brass to boxer. Now about the snarkiness ........
  7. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    What? You show us a you tube video so now we need to teach you how to be snarky? I thought that was in your liberal education packet right behind the lesson on how to meme your way out of any argument.
  8. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

  9. OldOutlaw

    OldOutlaw Supporting Member

    If ya need Berdan primers, I got a full case of them I will sell. Quit reloading my Yugo Brass case 7.62 ammo. Just stop by this way.
  10. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Well my linked videos were more relevant then your anal sex remark.
    Rach needs them as he’s got plenty of boxer steel that he can convert back again.
    @OldOutlaw i don’t reload I’m just paid to be here to fuck with y’all and foul up every thread.
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  11. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    Question: Can you reload steel case ammo?

    The right answer: Yes. Use lube and go slow so it doesn't get stuck and tear up your dies.

    My answer: Same as above, butt with an anal sex reference.

    Your answer: Convert your berdan primed ammo to boxer!

    I don't think you know what the word relevant means...
  12. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    I think we’ve found Kirk’s quarterstaff.
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  13. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    You sat on it again, didn't you? I wondered why you were spinning.
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  14. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

    No, that is the CMG Approved "Moderation Control Device"
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  15. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    1. I'm now working through the quarterstaff material by Colonel Thomas H. Monstery, a forgotten U.S. martial arts master from the mid-19th Century. If the weather holds, I'll do a vid on his material. If it doesn't I'll switch to studying the cutlass material of another forgotten master, William Tuohy. I probably won't do video of that.
    2. Rach is 100% right that your contribution is irrelevant to the question posed by the OP. I kinda found it bizarre that a guy who doesn't reload is answering a question about reloading steel cases with a video I actually DO reload but haven't personally tried reloading steel cases, so I didn't say anything. If no one had chimed in, I would have posted what I've read from other sources (which is exactly what everyone else has said) because at least I have a reloader's perspective on it.
    3. The problem right now isn't getting brass. It's actually NEVER been the problem. Most reloaders and any brass-scrounger has buckets of the stuff, often in calibers they don't relaod for. I know I do, just to have stuff in case I ever get that caliber, to sell if I wanted, or to give to friends in the right circumstances. I've got a couple hundred .40S&W for exactly that reason.
    4. What is hard to get right now is actually primers, and to a lesser extent bullets and powder. But primers seems to be least available. Last time I was at Olde English Outfitters, they had a full shelf of powder (3 actually). While the didn't have the specific powder I wanted, they did have at least 2 others which would substitute. They had some bullets in stock or I could buy online and just wait for about a month for delivery. But primers are nowhere to be found and the shipping for them darn near doubles the already inflated price.

    Peace favor your sword,
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  16. Dubar

    Dubar Supporting Member

    I'll come out and say it...I don't know fuck about reloading, so all you fucks that do better get it right just in case I decide to start. Don't wanna blow up the ole doobie now do ya?!?!?! :rotfl::twocents:
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  17. Norman Copeland

    Norman Copeland Member

    Wait you do realize you are on the Hi Point forum and you didn't expect snarly
  18. missiledefender

    missiledefender Supporting Member

    I'd be careful about the aluminum cases. The heads can and WILL blow out on you. They are not sturdy enough for repeated reloading (once is too much). The steel can be done, berdan depriming tool but WHY? There's tons of empties at the local ranges. Brass is safer to reload. I get it, Red Dawn Scenario...otherwise, don't. Get your ammo from the dead.
  19. welderman

    welderman Member

    This thought has crossed my mind. But for now I have plenty of mine, I could use a bit more 6.5 CM, but otherwise I'm good. I keep finding sales on my forums right after someone has spoken for the 6.5 CM. So my luck is running as normal. :headbang:
  20. TankCDR

    TankCDR Member

    Do not, Do Not, DO NOT EVER reload aluminum cases. It just isn't worth risking destroying your rifle and receiving severe personal injury to save a little money. The Army tested aluminum ammunition and rejected it because of the much greater risk of case failure on a FIRST firing.
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