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5 years 38 weeks ago, 6:35 PM

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a-merc brass

has anybody ever used this stuff. i got some once fired (can't remember where) and started loading for .45 a.c.p. tough to seat bullets smoothly (like some new brass feels) tried deburring as it was already clean and flared. it seems the brass thickness is about twice as thick as the winchester brass i had used previously. needless to say the rounds were to fat to chamber and i had to get rid of the rest. i have heard of military rifle brass having this same characteristic, but never pistol brass. also, where can i find data for overall length data for different bullet types in the same caliber. i don't have it in my manuals. thank you.

5 years 38 weeks ago, 7:16 PM

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Is the brass called a-merc? Never had any problem with pistol brass but, I have never used military pistol brass. Try this website www.inetres.com

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 7:21 PM

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Try this one to www.reloadbench.com/data and click on cartridges then check pistol.

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 7:48 PM

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Just looked up AMERC brass and this is what I found about the brass. Here is the website cthegunwiki.com

AMERC brass: I've been cautioned that "AMERC" brass (especially in 45ACP) should be destroyed on sight, to remove it from circulation. Apparently the primer holes are frequently off center (breaking decap pins), the brass is too soft (tends to bulge when the bullet is seated), and after being fired once, the primer pockets are generally loose enough for the primers to fall out on future reloads. Most reloaders, when encountering "AMERC" stamped brass, crush it with pliers to ensure no one else tries to reload it, then throw it away.

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 7:51 PM

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fordvg you da man

thanks for the info. the problem is i must be getting senile because i cannot remember where i got this shit.

4 years 43 weeks ago, 4:45 AM

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I have used American Ammunition (A-merc) and I bought it because it was the cheapest on the market.
As I fired it I soon found that about 1 in 50 rounds was a hang fire, somtimes more. Of the 3-4 hundred rounds I have left over-one is about ¼ inch shorter than the rest then about 7+% of the brass has the flash hole off center to such a degree that the case need to be trashed and about 40% is just plain off center butt is still useable. Some of the ammunition has a military crimp and some doesn’t.
I never saw any signs of excessive pressure on the initial firing.
From the information I have been able to gather it is imported, relabeled and repackaged then resold.
I tell this in detail to everyone I know letting him or her know to buy it at his or her own risk.

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4 years 43 weeks ago, 5:53 AM

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A-Merc/American is one of the few brands of ammo in my experience that is not only substandard, but unsafe. It is unfortunate that they are the ones who got to load some exotic 'neato' bullets like the Quik-Shok and some other good frangible pills.

Someone at my organization bought a bunch of it in 9/40/45 because it was cheap. Bullets seated crooked, plated bullets shedding their jacket as they left the barrel, rounds with no powder and/or primer....total junk.

A large shooting range west of here has sued them for faulty .223 ammo that was sold/spec'd as milspec.

I wouldn't use their brass for anything except flicking at some rookie's head when they screw up.

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