Nickel plated brass cases for reloading are a polarizing topic, with some claiming them to be inferior to normal yellow brass cases, and others appreciating their benefits more than their drawbacks. I’ll attempt to cut through the zinc, copper, nickel and other trace elements to come up with a basic overview of nickel plated cases that is worth more five cents! (The first of several nickel “jokes” to come.)
357 Sig is a round that maintains its popularity partly out of brand devotion (SIG Sauer), partly out of its use in law enforcement (ready supply of components and familiarity), and mostly because of the benefits and characteristics of the caliber itself. It can be a bear to manage properly, but reloading 357 sig brass is a solid return on time spent, and a great cartridge with which to build your reloading repertoire.