I have been shooting the Winchester Supreme Ballistic Silvertips out of my .338 and was wondering if the nickel plated brass that I have been saving from these is reloadable?? Thanks again to all for the help that I have recieved.
I have been loading for a 22-250 and a 243 owner that uses the nickel plated brass. The '250 brass is on its 4th reloading and the 243 is on its 5th reloading and both have given me no trouble at all. In fact they clean up real easy. I haven't had much experience with it but what I have had is no problem.
Yes, like everybody says, it's reloadable. HOWEVER, I acquired some W-W Super nickel plated .338 Win Mag brass, and experienced some pressure problems with tried and true loads. Upon further investigation, I found that the necks were abnormally thick, and had to be turned down with an outside neck turner. Kind of made them look funny, with silver bodies and brass necks, but they work great now.
1_pointer, for your information, try to insert an unfired bullet into the neck of a fired case before resizing. If the bullet won't go in, or is really tight, your necks are too thick and need to be turned down.
Just a heads up, I don't know if I had an abnormal batch or what, be be on the lookout.