cartridge brass

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an alloy of copper and zinc (containing about 30% zinc) that is wrought into cartridges or tubing

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Vieth, Homogeneity Characterization of NBS Spectrometric Standards It: Cartridge Brass and Low-Alloy Steel.
The new firm is also researching some other innovative ideas in bullet construction, such as true inner-belted softnoses with a soldered belt cut from thick-walled copper tubing inside the jacket, and full-metal-cased bullets jacketed in annealed cartridge brass (in contrast to the steel, gilding metal, or copper casings of conventional "solids").
Responding to two Democratic senators representing outraged private gun owners, the Department of Defense announced last night it has scrapped a new policy that would deplete the supply of ammunition by requiring destruction of fired military cartridge brass," World Net Daily reported on March 31.
Copper, which makes up 70 percent of cartridge brass, has gone from 79 cents a pound three years ago to over $3.
Lizotte found that by using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), he was able to resolve the elusive multiple Microstamped images embossed in the cartridge brass.