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    Reloading "NT" brass.

    My local pistol range produces a steady supply of "lost" brass.

    Most of it is once-fired 9mm Para and most of that is the usual FC, Win, Geco, RP, etc.

    However, there is a steady littering of FC and Win "NT" 9mm brass.

    The BIG difference with this stuff is the flash hole is substantially larger than "regular" brass. Thus, it may get more than "interesting' to load it with the usual fast-burning powders ignited by traditional primers, of which I have a few.

    So, in the interest of wasting not, has anyone played around with SLOW (by pistol standards) powders and heavier (147gn +) bullets in this brass?

    Might be just the thing for short-range silhouette and bowling pin shooting. I can't afford to buy or run a .454 Cassul, anyway.

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    The 'NT' was just the priming compound. People over this way have been reloading it with no fuss for eons. Despite Winchester saying wasn't reloadable when it first came out. That was due to them not selling NT primers though. Mind you, 9mm brass isn't scarce enough to bother with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce_in_Oz View Post
    So, in the interest of wasting not, has anyone played around with SLOW (by pistol standards) powders and heavier (147gn +) bullets in this brass?
    All it was when loaded is the Non Toxic primers, lead free. That is, no lead azide which is normally in there, the same stuff used in blasting caps. It produces the suspended lead particulate that people rave about poisoning us on the indoor ranges. Anyway, the brass is fine to use. Here's a thread from Dillon for you to read. .45 Auto Win NT in Handgun Calibers | Dillon Precision Forums
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    Thanks to all.

    I now have half a gallon bucket of the stuff so I'll start experimenting.

    Why bother?

    Simple: This is Australiaicon. The only thing getting cheaper here is talk from politicians and "experts" and even that will be fearfully expensive in the long run.

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    "...The only thing getting cheaper here is..." Pretty much the same here. Gas and food prices keep going up and up. So does civil service pay scales. Not for anybody else though.

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