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    Quote Originally Posted by little b View Post
    Sorry I don't mean to hijack this thread but I had a question about some of the brass I came home with recently, as you can see on the far left is brass, next to that is nickel and then I some 45 ACP and 9mm of I'm not sure what it is, its very light and feels very thin maybe tin or aluminium? Either way I'm not going to trust it for reloading till I actually know what it is, I was thinking it was old black powder rounds.... any thoughts

    Looks like aluminum to me.
    I haven't tried it, but I understand you can re-size it, and it usually works.
    If it was absolutely the only 'brass' available, I'd go to the effort of experimenting with it, otherwise, I don't think it's worth the hassle or the worry.
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    What are the head stamps on the two in question?

    The 45 auto looks like small primer stuff too. Always be careful to sort 45ACP range brass, as some dumbass decided that they would manufacture theirs with small rather than large primers.

    Note also that 45 and 9 were never loaded with black.

    Though you can find YouTube videos of someone shooting black powder in a 1911 and Glock
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    NR I think stands for some permutation of non-reloadable

    CCI does do aluminum cases as well, so that's my guess
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    The NR would make sense as just from the feel of them I was thinking they were black powder or something, so being unsafe to reload with fits.

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    Not black powder, but cases that are considerably more brittle than brass.

    I'd not trust them to not rupture on a second or third firing

    Some guys reload them

    Some guys are idiots

    Be like most guys
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