This looks very interesting. For us old, fat guys being able to retrieve the brass with a magnet looks super! https://www.ssusa.org/articles/2017/2/13/goodbye-brass/
Different looking thats for sure. I had to do a quick search and found the dies are $100. Would definitely be worth it!
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I'm definitely intrigued, although having to lube and requiring their propietary dies make it a bit less attractive as an option to conventional brass.
According to their site, they plan on introducing bottleneck cases, although they seem to be sticking exclusively to 9mm for their dies, cases, and loaded ammo for now.
If they bring out a line of 10mm, .45 Colt, or .30-06, I'll probably bite, especially with enough time having elapsed by that time from people having loaded 9mm to serve as beta testers.
I use a shot of spray lube on my brass now, even with carbide dies. It makes pulling the handle easier (getting old ain't for sissies). I think this new brass would be most attractive for someone who is just getting started in reloading. Saving money on components is always a good thing. It isn't clear if the proprietary dies would be compatible with progressive presses, i.e. Dillon.
As for Dillon:
For Dillon press models that feature an integrated flaring and powder-drop tool, the standard Dillon flaring tool (with its integrated powder drop) can be used instead of the S3 Reload flaring tool provided that 1) the S3 Reload sizing tool is used in the initial sizing station 2) the flaring die is well lubricated.
Interesting but, no thanks.
I'm always VERY glad to see any developments in the firearms industry, and I hope the market will respond positively.
Imagine these in a hot 10mm load, 327 or 357 mag, 41 mag, 357 sig, etc.
As a guy looking for some new 9mm dies... this has me wondering.
(love the idea of policing brass with a magnet! and the color options... but I got into reloading to shoot more for less money, this kind of defeats that purpose)
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