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Old 03-16-2017, 08:22 PM
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Today I went to the range to put some rounds downrange and had a good time. After shooting, I went around looking to scrounge up some brass and ran across some new to me 9 MM nickel plated brass with a headstamp of "Maxxtech". When I picked it up it felt funny and when I looked inside I saw the same stepped or shouldered inside just like that Ammoload junk that has been on the market for a few years now. The bottom part might even be thicker than the Ammoload brass, but I'm not sure because I haven't seen that junk around for over a year. I definitely wouldn't try reloading this junk though, as I figure it would come apart right at the junction of the thick part and the thin part meet and leave a 1/4" ring of brass in the chamber.

This brass is noticeably heavier than normal 9 MM brass. I weighed the 4 cases I found at the range and they averaged around 75-76 grains. Normal 9 MM brass weighed around 60 grains and you can feel the difference when you pick it up. The case thickness in the mouth shows around 8 thousandths and the thick part of the case shows around 45 thousandths by my dial calipers.

Just posting this up for everyone to keep an eye out for this crud.
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:00 PM
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It is good weight for the scrap brass bucket.
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:47 PM
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Yeah, that's one good use for it I guess.
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I toss any internal stepped Brass.
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I've never accumulated enough Maxxtech or Ammoload stepped brass to justify trying to reload it, but if I did, I would give it a try.
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Put a magnet to it. I believe it is Tula Nickel Plated STEEL
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:56 AM
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Put a magnet to it. I believe it is Tula Nickel Plated STEEL
Good call, you are right. I put a magnet to it and it stuck to it real well. I've never seen boxer primed, nickel plated steel cases before. Damn foreign imported junk ammo!
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But it is CHEAP ! ! !

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But it is CHEAP ! ! !

Yeah, and since it is SCROUNGED range brass, that is as cheaper than cheap...

What's the old saying about beggars can't be choosers?
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