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    I am new to reloading pistol ammo but have reloaded rifle for several years so the crimping is new to me, I have everything but cases for the .44 does anyone have some they might be willing to part with. I have picked up everything else H110 large pistol primers jacketed and cast bullets. I have not found anyone with them in stock. Thanks 907-382-7295

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    I have a bag of 100 new winchester cases that will be on the table at the Fairbanks gunshow this weekend.
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    Where you out of? If I remember right Boondocks in eagle river had some then again that was over two weeks ago, since I been in thier. I have some I can part with to help you out. Will 50 pieces be good for you? If you are in Fairbanks I imagine shipping should be cheap so just send your address thru PM and will go from thier.

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    If you are in the valley I have new and used 44 mag brass in stock.

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    I've been re-loading for the .44 Mag for over 40 years and have used about every brand of brass avaliable. All has worked fine except for the PMC brass. - the primer pockets in some of it became loose after a few loadings.

    Bottom line - if you buy .44 Magnum brass stay away from the PMC brass unless you get it very cheap and then use it only for mild loads.
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    Starline first las and always. It's been a common relading iteam for me sine the late 1960's and the Starline has been the best for me.

    This works for me and I buy a 1,000 at a time.

    http://www.starlinebrass.com/index.p...b1395a2c71a7dd
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    Quote Originally Posted by tvfinak View Post
    I've been re-loading for the .44 Mag for over 40 years and have used about every brand of brass avaliable. All has worked fine except for the PMC brass. - the primer pockets in some of it became loose after a few loadings.

    Bottom line - if you buy .44 Magnum brass stay away from the PMC brass unless you get it very cheap and then use it only for mild loads.
    I have some PMC 44 Mag brass that I got "very cheap". They were FREE. One box is on it's 8th loading, and the other 2 aren't far behind.

    They must be almost ready loosen up by now, wouldn't you say? Actually, I haven't loaded them Super Hot, and they've been doing great, so far.

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    I don't recall where I got mne - they were free or very inexpensive. I had a box I had reloaded a few times and on some the primer pockets had expanded to the point where the primers fell out. The loads weren't that hot - I was shooting them in my 629 nd there were no extraction problems or signs of high pressure.

    Maybe a quality control issue with some lot. Not all the rounds in the box had a problem but they were probably a mixture of lots. In any event the PMS brass was the only pistol brass I can recall that I had with loose primer pockets. May be a freak thing - I'll keep on loading them and see if I have more problems.


    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty of the North View Post
    I have some PMC 44 Mag brass that I got "very cheap". They were FREE. One box is on it's 8th loading, and the other 2 aren't far behind.

    They must be almost ready loosen up by now, wouldn't you say? Actually, I haven't loaded them Super Hot, and they've been doing great, so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvfinak View Post

    Maybe a quality control issue with some lot. Not all the rounds in the box had a problem but they were probably a mixture of lots. In any event the PMS brass was the only pistol brass I can recall that I had with loose primer pockets. May be a freak thing - I'll keep on loading them and see if I have more problems.
    In any case, I'll keep a close eye on them. I was a bit hesitant to reload them, at first, since I figgered they were cheap brass, but so far, so good.

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    +1 for Starline Wish they made rifle brass...they got 45-70 brass but mostly handgun....first rate though
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