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Re: history on the maker of Smith Carbines
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2018, 02:48:39 PM »
I bought a dozen brass cases from Lodgewood for my Smith. I just like brass over plastic.

The problem with the brass is they don't hold enough powder. Don't know about the plastic.

You're right. Walls are too thick, but it's no problem to turn the walls thinner, to hold nearly as much as the plastic ones.

Really??? I turned mine and they still hold the same amount of powder but now they all wobble and clank in the breech.

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Re: history on the maker of Smith Carbines
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2018, 03:45:07 PM »
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Re: history on the maker of Smith Carbines
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2018, 04:00:04 PM »
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Re: history on the maker of Smith Carbines
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2018, 04:12:37 PM »
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Re: history on the maker of Smith Carbines
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2018, 04:33:39 PM »
I bought a dozen brass cases from Lodgewood for my Smith. I just like brass over plastic.

The problem with the brass is they don't hold enough powder. Don't know about the plastic.

You're right. Walls are too thick, but it's no problem to turn the walls thinner, to hold nearly as much as the plastic ones.

Really??? I turned mine and they still hold the same amount of powder but now they all wobble and clank in the breech.
Yah gots to turn the insides.
Problem with turning them too much and cases will bulge when fired
Bulk powder is 80 grains but it is not compressed  so loses some power.
Brass it is compressed  a bit and confined, so offers a bit more  oomph
The plastic are paper thin so they do hold more.
But after 10 or so times of being shot, they start to deteriorate.
I was going to turn the last ones I had (Classanr has  them now) but never did.
won't bother turning these either.  Only going to target shoot any way
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Re: history on the maker of Smith Carbines
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2018, 04:39:53 PM »
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Re: history on the maker of Smith Carbines
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2018, 09:48:21 AM »
I turned a few brass cases from scratch to start with. Figured at $2.00 a pop for brass from Lodgewood, it wasn't worth the hassle.