Brass

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Brass

An alloy of copper and zinc. It has low friction and so is used in manufactured products such as gears and valves. It is also used in musical instruments.. It may be traded as a commodity on exchanges such as the London Metal Exchange.
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Vieth, Homogeneity Characterization of NBS Spectrometric Standards It: Cartridge Brass and Low-Alloy Steel.
It fits conventional cartridge brass and will function with all current feed, prime and de-prime reloading mechanisms.
Modern cartridge brass is superb in quality but obviously is less strong than the steel of the action.
Powders, primers, cartridge brass, the steel and heat-treatments used for rifle barrels and actions have all improved in terms of consistency and quality.
Cartridge brass is Berdan primed center fire, and head-stamped Velo-Dog.