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Look at it this way....you spend all this money on a flawless running open gun, tuned magazines, practice for the match, travel, hotel room, meals and match fees.  Then you cheap out on the single item that makes the gun function.  I always would buy new brass shoot it once prior to the match, reload it and eliminate a potential problem that is within your control.  You don't see the NASCAR teams using recapped tires.....

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7 hours ago, DirtDiver said:

Look at it this way....you spend all this money on a flawless running open gun, tuned magazines, practice for the match, travel, hotel room, meals and match fees.  Then you cheap out on the single item that makes the gun function.  I always would buy new brass shoot it once prior to the match, reload it and eliminate a potential problem that is within your control.  You don't see the NASCAR teams using recapped tires.....

To each their own but buying new 9mm brass is ludicrous. 

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8 hours ago, DirtDiver said:

Look at it this way....you spend all this money on a flawless running open gun, tuned magazines, practice for the match, travel, hotel room, meals and match fees.  Then you cheap out on the single item that makes the gun function.  I always would buy new brass shoot it once prior to the match, reload it and eliminate a potential problem that is within your control.  You don't see the NASCAR teams using recapped tires.....

 

I understand your thought process here, if you are solely talking about major / national matches.  I could see that, it really wouldn't be that expensive.  If you are talking about all matches including local, that you may be shooting 2-3 each month plus practices, that would get expensive versus 2-3 per year.  If you were going to buy that much brass new, I would go ahead recommend switching to 38 Super and try to retrieve as much of your brass as you could.

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Just curious. You guys that buy match brass, are you roll sizing your range brass?

I was already roll sizing before I switched to open so have always roll sized it.

If you are roll sizing what advantage are you getting from purchasing “match ready” brass?


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1 minute ago, kujo929 said:

Just curious. You guys that buy match brass, are you roll sizing your range brass?

I was already roll sizing before I switched to open so have always roll sized it.

If you are roll sizing what advantage are you getting from purchasing “match ready” brass?


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The stuff i get is ready to go out of the box. Just load the case feeder up and go

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On 2/23/2019 at 7:21 AM, Foxbat said:

The only issue I have seen with 9mm brass used many times over was primers falling out.  No big deal when happens in practice, a bit upsetting in a match, but might cost you a second or so, so I no longer use old brass in matches, only once fired, but that "buy new brass" story is a total hogwash.

 

This...

 

If any primer is missing when I'm sorting brass, that piece gets scrapped.  Also, loading on a 650 allows you to feel the primer seat.  If it feels like nothing was seated, as in the same feeling as no primer in station 2 from either forgetting to load primers or from a misfeed, That case gets pulled and scrapped.  

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As long as u inspect it and process and reload correctly, why would it b a problem? 

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I bought 10k Fiocchi 9mm 115gr, $0.15/rounds, and shot it from my production gun Walther PPQ and save the brass for my Open gun for major matches. 

Only for consistent and reliability...

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