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Looking for Berdan brass.

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Does anyone have junk berdan brass laying around they would be willing to ship cheap? I've got some reloading projects going. I'm mostly interested in .308 and 30-06 but I might be able to make use of others 9mm/45acp/.357/7.62x39.
 

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Does anyone have junk berdan brass laying around they would be willing to ship cheap? I've got some reloading projects going. I'm mostly interested in .308 and 30-06 but I might be able to make use of others 9mm/45acp/.357/7.62x39.
I'm not home at the moment but I do have some 762x51 berdan laying around. Thinking a USPS small flat rate box at least. Maybe more? If interested let me know via PM

Should be home by Wednesday next week
 

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I'm not home at the moment but I do have some 762x51 berdan laying around. Thinking a USPS small flat rate box at least. Maybe more? If interested let me know via PM

Should be home by Wednesday next week
Definitely, Let me know how much and where to send it.

Thanks,
Robert
 

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If the others don't fill your bill, I've got some Danish '06 berdan brass. The only thing different in mine is it has a primer, powder, and I think a 147 gr FMJ pill in it, 8 to each enbloc clip, and 8 clips to a bandoleer, and in a green wooden box. I sure need to trim down on my shit if you are interested.
 
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How much brass 06' berdan do you need? I have a pile of once fired FN brass from tracer I put through the 1919. I usually just scrap it when it gets to several 100 lbs worth. I can certainly fill up a USPS small flat rate box if that's what you are looking for.
 

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A couple hundred would keep me busy. I'm looking at how recharging the primers and putting them back. I've been doing it with boxer primers but berdan seems the way to go. Mortals don't even reload berdan and it skips the anvil seating step.
 

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I haven't had much luck with crimped in primer cups, they might work but I don't feel like risking it. The decaping pin mangles the cup too much. That's another benefit to berdan, you have to use water anyway if you don't want to pierce it. Hydraulically removing them mangles them less in my opinion. There is a video out there somewhere with Marshall describing how recharging berdan cases are the same as boxer except you prime the cases wet and let them dry in the case. Check out ardvarkreloading and the mewe group primer reloading. This gas check company is rumored to be making dies to make new cups but I have not seen results yet. https://www.mattesonsmachineshop.com
 

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Repacking Berdan primers is easier than Boxer but we have lots more Boxer and wife is master at removing anvils and replacing. There is more loss of anvils in standard decapping but those cups get rolled into Berdan pile. Properly separating sizes and cup thickness makes life easier as move through the process. When we have run low on Berdan primers wife removes anvils from live Boxers. There is enough information online to learn what need.

I spent years before internet with prewar reloading manuals and chemistry books but now its easy. Have seen home made cup punching dies and some guys with small machine shops offering them. Once we got the process of repacking primers, reloading rimfire to point of 99% plus reliability we just keep putting back supplies, keeping up with trends to refine process but keep loading commercial except when we experiment with improvements find online.

We are near 100% reliability now and have some really nice rimfire dies and bullet molds for 22 LR and 22 Mag. Even have a mold for 60 grain heeled bullets can load in short brass for subsonic heavies or LR brass to run in 22 Mag cases as subsonic heavies. Soon as able to get a nice Berdan cup making kit may put work into making primers from scratch. I will take all the Berdan brass I can get. Have 2,000 cases prepped right now to load with M80 pulls as cheap range ammo. Luckily still have 25,000 tall Berdan commercial primers purchased when were dirt cheap before Obama embargo on Russian stuff.
 
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