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Nickel Electroplating: Giving Handloads a High End Factory Feel

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I’ve always wanted my handloads to have that high end factory ammo feel, and there’s just something about nickel cases that conveys a sense of quality compared to bare brass. In addition, nickel cases won’t corrode like their brass counterparts will after handling, providing an extra layer of protection. Electroplating allows for the disposition of a thin layer of nickel onto reloading brass, just like the high end rounds from manufacturers like Hornaydy or Federal, and is easy enough to perform with the right setup and proper safety practices. Continue reading Nickel Electroplating: Giving Handloads a High End Factory Feel