Skip to comments.A Light Case of Shell Shock
Posted on 05/19/2017 5:03:25 AM PDT by w1n1
By developing a lighter, two-piece case with steel and aluminum, Shell Shock Technologies has begun to capture a share of the factory ammunition and reloading market.
We live in an age where all types of novel ammo and reloading components are coming to the market. That is good news for shooters, as many of these products are legitimate improvements over previous offerings. One company, Shell Shock Technologies, has recently released 9mm cases using manufacturing methods not previously used, at least to my knowledge.
What sets Shell Shock apart is that the company produces a two-piece case made from nickel steel. The exact process is proprietary, therefore the methods used are not revealed. However, I recently received some cases for evaluation, along with a sizing and decapping die and a belling die so I could load and shoot them. The bullet seating is done with a normal die, which isn't included. The sizing and belling dies can also be used for standard brass cases, which is a plus because these new cases are superior to brass but will never replace them.
According to company literature, the cases are 50 percent lighter and two times stronger than brass, with a uniform wall thickness and proprietary assembly technique that leads to reliable and consistent velocity.
From my military experience, carrying 240 rounds of 5.56 (combat basic load) isn't bad but when you gotta carry other shit, gets heavy after a while. With the lighter weight sure can be a blessing. Read the rest of the Shell Shock Technology here.
If it is not cheaper than brass, I doubt it will catch on.
That’s what I am thinking unless it is cheaper so what.
Last year they were saying it would be cheaper than brass, no expensive copper. They were saying that they were working deals with mass producers of ammo. In that case, the cases could potentially end up being free for scroungers.
There would be some interesting things you could do with the new cases as a reloader, but I agree, if it is more expensive it will not catch on.
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