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Old 03-13-2017, 06:19 PM
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Would anyone here know where I might be able to buy a box or two of new .44 mag cartridges having nickle plated cases...I'm not having much luck?

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I don't believe that any of the current mass producers offer a nickel plate offering.
I have some Norma from about 40 yrs ago that's plated.
You might check the boutique places like Double Tap, Buffalo Bore etc.

I stand very much corrected!
After seeing the post below am very surprised how much is now offered with the plated case - go figure.

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Not factory ammo, but my younger brother bought 1000 cases of nickel Starline brass about 6 months ago. If you have to have nickel cases and have a friend who reloads 44 Mag, that is an option.

For a factory loaded option, I read over at Midway that Underwood uses nickel Starline brass for their ammo, so you might check there.
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Try Federal's Vital-Shok, Premium Swift A-Frame, Winchester's Platinum Tip or Dual Bonded.
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Thanks gents...found me some Winchester Platinum Tips...
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Why does plating matter on factory ammo?
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Why does plating matter on factory ammo?
Because he wants some! Remember the operative word in this hobby is always "want", not "need", even though both are four-letter words.
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Because he wants some! Remember the operative work in this hobby is always "want, not "need", even though both are four-letter words.
And if you keep some ammo in loops on a leather belt they don't get the verdigre (green gunk) that you get with brass.
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The Sig Sauer stuff is nickel.

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And if you keep some ammo in loops on a leather belt they don't get the verdigre (green gunk) that you get with brass.
Very true dat!. Plus if you reload, using nickeled cases is a great way to separate your light, range loads from your "serious business" stuff.
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And if you keep some ammo in loops on a leather belt they don't get the verdigre (green gunk) that you get with brass.
This is exactly the reason I needed them...
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Thought I'd post a pic of the use I put the Platinum Tips to...no more concern over developing that nasty verdigris.


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Looks good.

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Looks good.

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I have a couple hundred Nickle Starline that I bought last year from Midway
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Fiocchi Extrema line.
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Some of the Winchester Supreme stuff is nickel. I know the dual bond is.

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