Well, I sized and expanded about 200 or so without any problems. I just didn't know if they would be unsafe to fire. I inspected them and they actually polish and size up better than the brass. The case cleaner I used in my tumbler really lubes the cases up well and I think that helps them feed in the dies. I didn't notice them hanging up or scrapping, they fed rather smooth. So if damage to the dies is the only thing I need to worry about I'll finish loading them.
Where are you getting those special sized Berdan primers for the aluminum CCI cases???? CCI says DO NOT RELOAD THE ALUMINUM CASES. The Steel Wolf .45 cases and maybe the .40 cases will take standard Boxer primers but, why bother? :?:
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