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Postby hdjason » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:53 am

Are you abel to reload the surpluss steel shell cases?
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Re: Surpluss steel shell's

Postby 0933 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:58 am

Yes, you can reload them... However they require quite a bit of work.

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Re: Surpluss steel shell's

Postby Grimstod » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:04 pm

Some people will take them apart and sort out the bullits by weight and remeasure the powder for more consistency. This is on my list to try.
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Re: Surpluss steel shell's

Postby Russian Reloads » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:58 am

I ran into the problem of finding brass to reload as I am always tinkering with things to try to improve on them. After searching for what seemed like a year everybody was sold out. So hearing someone say you couldnt reload them I really looked into it and found that there is NO reason they could not be reloaded. You can either get some berdan primers (which was harder to find than the actual brass casings) or you could convert them somehow to accept a boxer primer. Being in the mechanic and machining trade was going to make something that I could use to convert the casings. So I started playing around with a number of things and came up with a prototype to see if I could theroitically get something to work over and over and constistantly. Well It took me a few trys to get it right and I developed a simple system that anybody can convert steel berdan primed casings to accept a boxer primer. You can convert the brass berdan primered cartridges as well and I have them now available in different calibers. Here is a video showing how it is done. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ljdzo1HdNfE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> http://www.russianreloads.com is our site.
Dont throw out your Berdan primed cartridges they can be reloaded.....go to www.russianreloads.com to see how.
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Re: Surpluss steel shell's

Postby Shepard » Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:05 am

With the fact that surplus is corrosive -- how do you go about keeping the cases from rusting on the inside?
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Re: Surpluss steel shell's

Postby 0933 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:49 am

The corrosives are in a salt form and easily water soluble. Any water based cleaning regiment would get rid of the corrosive residue.
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Re: Surpluss steel shell's

Postby Russian Reloads » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:41 pm

Shepard wrote:With the fact that surplus is corrosive -- how do you go about keeping the cases from rusting on the inside?


after I have reloaded them a few times I submerge them in tap water for a little while and agitate them. then I put them on a cookie sheet and put them in the oven that is about 200 deg to dry them out. You only have to really worry about rust if there is moisture present. Moisture is what will cause the rust with the salts that are left over... I havent had any rusted case issues as things just do not rust that fast. if its a minor surface rust on the inside its not a big deal.
Dont throw out your Berdan primed cartridges they can be reloaded.....go to www.russianreloads.com to see how.
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Re: Surpluss steel shell's

Postby Marauder 1 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:39 pm

What about Berdan primed brass? I've been working on a conversion for that for a while.

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Re: Surpluss steel shell's

Postby Russian Reloads » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:26 pm

Marauder 1 wrote:What about Berdan primed brass? I've been working on a conversion for that for a while.

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Yes we can reload berdan primed brass it is just as easy to convert to a boxer primer.... Hit me up and I can fill you in.
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