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jb573
December 19, 2007, 12:42
Would like to try my hand at loading up some steel berdan ammo
I have some primers bullets and powder. Need some berdan once fired cases now
need good clean cases
hopefully somebody has been saving some for a rainy day and has gotten tired of them and wants to make space
please email if you have any you wish to get rid of
I'd like to get a thousand or so. Thanks jb

Jb5733@hotmail.com

GW870
December 19, 2007, 17:41
Good luck with this.
(seriously)
Mine rot where they land.

GW

instr8
December 19, 2007, 19:13
I would send you my steel berdan cases. However, I reload them :eek:


All jokes aside. The steel berdan cases load wonderfully. You'll have a load of fun. How many primers do you have? Did you already get the RCBS tool?
I don't want to hear you say you're going to use the water method.

jb573
December 19, 2007, 20:03
i do the water method while at work so they pay me $30.00 plus an hour to deprime
i got 5,000 primers shoulda bought more but timing was off jb

instr8
December 19, 2007, 21:42
Originally posted by jb573
i do the water method while at work so they pay me $30.00 plus an hour to deprime
i got 5,000 primers shoulda bought more but timing was off jb


At $30 an hour, seems like you could buy a $50 tool and just do the job they pay you for.

Heat
December 19, 2007, 21:52
Originally posted by instr8
I would send you my steel berdan cases. However, I reload them :eek:


All jokes aside. The steel berdan cases load wonderfully. You'll have a load of fun. How many primers do you have? Did you already get the RCBS tool?
I don't want to hear you say you're going to use the water method.

so tell me, how much of a pain in the ass is depriming berdan brass? I've heard of the RCBS tool, what is entailed--and--where is there a supply of berdan primers?? I'd like to reload my berdan .308 and x39--

instr8
December 19, 2007, 23:36
Originally posted by Heat


so tell me, how much of a pain in the ass is depriming berdan brass? I've heard of the RCBS tool, what is entailed--and--where is there a supply of berdan primers?? I'd like to reload my berdan .308 and x39--

No PITA at all. Simply an additional step in the brass prep stage. I can decap about 15 per minute, 12 on a slow day. This is depending on brass of course.

Unfortunately, there are no berdan primers available in the US AFAIK.

Would you consider pricing me your berdan .308 and x39? Sent you a PM about it.

indy_Muaddib
December 20, 2007, 09:14
the $50 tool does nothing but **** up rims and bust the anvil up.

its garbage.

water is the only way.

jb573
December 20, 2007, 14:46
I started this thread some great comments
but not a one pertaining to my original post
you go girls. J b

instr8
December 20, 2007, 20:11
Originally posted by indy_Muaddib
the $50 tool does nothing but **** up rims and bust the anvil up.

its garbage.

water is the only way.


LOL...nOObs, gotta love'em

instr8
December 20, 2007, 20:22
Originally posted by jb573
I started this thread some great comments
but not a one pertaining to my original post
you go girls. J b

jb,

The best way to find the brass is to visit you local range. Most people just toss the berdan stuff. I save all mine that i shoot from factory loads. You can ask on the boards, i do, but seldom do I get a response. If I do, it's either that they don't want to go through the trouble to send it, or have visions of one day being able to load it. Some even want boxer price for it. I have had a few guys I was able to deal with. You might find one of those. Good luck with it. If I ever hit a stash of either .308 or x39 to the point that it is excess to me, I'll hook you up. until then, keep the faith baby, and buy yourself a rainsuit or the RCBS decapper.

jb573
December 28, 2007, 12:42
all this air and still no cases
help. Anyone. Jb

Heat
December 28, 2007, 16:52
Originally posted by jb573
all this air and still no cases
help. Anyone. Jb

Staring a thread on these files usually leads to a pissing contest...

RG Coburn
December 28, 2007, 18:52
Why not just get Lapua blanks and pull the wood projos?

yarro
December 29, 2007, 02:05
Many blanks are made with cases with weaker heads as they operate under a much lower pressure. Loading them up with bullets can result in case heads seperating or rupturing. I tried it with 7.62x39 wooden bullet cases when trying to load up some subsonic loads. I had already loaded some up using once fired Norma cases with the same load and they worked fine. The first round had a loose primer, but the primer was not flattened at all. The second round ruptured a case head and blew gas all over hell.

-Yarro

tracyballard
January 04, 2008, 14:37
how can you reload steel cases without messing up your resizing dies and other tools?

Vagabond
January 14, 2008, 02:05
jb, how many cases you looking for initially?

instr8
January 14, 2008, 09:40
Originally posted by Vagabond
jb, how many cases you looking for initially?

I'd like some too, after jb gets his fill.

jb573
January 14, 2008, 10:42
vagabond. looking for a few thousand
the newer Wolfe polycoat seems my best bet. No primer crimp. Thanks jb

Blaster746
January 18, 2008, 19:36
Originally posted by GW870
Good luck with this.
(seriously)
Mine rot where they land.

GW

Me too, there so cheep it's not worth it to me to pick them up.
But maybe if someone could make it worth my time$$$$$$