44 Special Brass Overview
Starline Brass prides (44 Special Brass) itself on producing the highest quality brass case available. Their brass comprised of 70% copper and 30% zinc and vertically drawn during the manufacturing process which results in more uniform wall thickness. Cases annealed between each draw to ensure consistent metallurgy in all lots. Each brass case hand inspected to guarantee the highest quality possible.
Starline Brass is located in Sedalia, MO and has been in business for over 30 years. Trust Starline for your next reloads, you won’t disappointed. New, unprimed brass. This not loaded ammunition. Bulk brass should full-length sized, trimmed and chamfered before loading.
With bulk rifle brass you may sometimes notice a few case mouths are “out of round” or slightly dented below the shoulder. These imperfections occur in the final tumbling wash operation after the case mouth has annealed. Brass manufacturers are aware of the case cosmetics and have worked to mitigate it, but due to equipment design, denting may still occur. Minor dents normally removed in the first firing and will not affect case life or performance. On non-plated brass, you may also notice all the anneal stain might not polished off, which may give the case neck a pinkish color. With some smaller caliber cases you may notice the case mouths to slightly belled.
With all new rifle brass, you should first straighten out the case and case mouth, then chamfer and debur the case mouth inside and out. To straighten the case mouth, run the case part way into the sizer die and let the expander ball straighten the brass. To prevent the case neck from stretching, be sure to lubricate the case neck inside the case mouth.
If you are using Nickel plated brass, special care must be taken to lubricate the cases prior to sizing them. Nickel plating is harder than brass and the cases require more effort in sizing. In the event a case becomes stuck, purchase a stuck case remover; don’t use pliers, screwdrivers or other common household tools which could damage your sizing die.
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