Ammo question

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PRicanHeRo
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Ammo question

Post by PRicanHeRo » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:29 pm

What is the difference between high and low brass?
What makes a round dirty?
Would like to start off on the right foot, going to get some ammo.

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Re: Ammo question

Post by vmax » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:02 pm

High brass on left Low brass right. Dirty ammo is caused by the type of powder used in the round.
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Re: Ammo question

Post by PRicanHeRo » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:11 pm

Thx for the reply. But How do u determine what ammo uses black powder that's considered dirty and why would you pick high over low or vice versa?

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Re: Ammo question

Post by Synchronizor » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:13 pm

Nowadays, high-brass or low-brass doesn't necessarily mean a round is high-power or low-power. That was a bigger deal back in the days of paper shotshells, the way I understand it. Still, full-power shells tend to be high-brass.

You also won't see any modern shells loaded with black powder, unless they're specialty loads meant for cowboy action shooting, so don't worry about that.
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Re: Ammo question

Post by PRicanHeRo » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:23 pm

Thx

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Re: Ammo question

Post by DaveC » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:24 am

In my admittedly limited experience, I have seen high brass shotshells that are stored for a period in leather belt loops develop a green oxidation/ verdigris on the brass that contacts the leather. So be careful of that issue as far as ammunition storage goes...
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