Shooting Sports USA asks, “Goodbye Brass?” in Article about Shell Shock’s NAS3 Cases

Cheaper, lighter, stronger, more reliable, magnetic: Shooting Sports USA asks whether this new cartridge case technology can end the 150-year reign of brass?

Shooting Sports USA asks, "Goodbye Brass?"
Shooting Sports USA asks, “Goodbye Brass?”
Shell Shock Technologies
Shell Shock Technologies

Fairfax, VA (Ammoland.com) – NRA’s Shooting Sports USA, the leading publication for the competitive shooting community, devoted their entire front cover to an image of Shell Shock’s NAS3 cases, and questioned whether brass’s 150-year reign was over.

Click here to read the full Shooting Sports USA review of Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 Casings

In the article Shooting Sports USA set out evaluate Shell Shock Technologies’ claims about its NAS3 casings. The result was an extremely balanced article that confirmed the industry-leading performance of Shell Shock’s cases.

“Half the weight lightens our range bags, and we can sweep up fired cases with a magnet. Plus there’s the simple ‘cool factor’ of unique-looking ammo”: we couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

“We’re honored to be on the cover of Shooting Sports USA. We believe this is the first time a major publication in our industry has ever devoted its entire front cover to a picture of unloaded cartridge cases”. said Andrew Vallance, Shell Shock’s VP of Business Development.

About Shell Shock’s NAS3 Case Technology

Shell Shock NAS3 Cases
Shell Shock NAS3 Cases

Shell Shock’s NAS3 9mm cases are 50 percent lighter than brass cases, offer greater lubricity and will not abrade, clog, foul, wear-out or damage breach and ejector mechanisms. The cases offer greater corrosion resistance, tensile strength (2x stronger) and elasticity than brass.

NAS3 cases will not split, chip, crack or grow (stretch) and are fully-reloadable (using S3 Reload dies) and can be reloaded many more times than brass cases. NAS3 cases have been tested successfully by customers to pressures over 70k psi. NAS3 cases eject cool to-the-touch and can be picked up with a magnet. The head can be colored for branding purposes and easy load identification.

NAS3 is “Best in Class” for maintaining consistent velocity between rounds. In an independent test performed by H.P. White Laboratory (a major munitions testing facility), rounds fired using NAS3 cases achieved a velocity standard deviation of 0.093 FPS (124 grain FMJ bullet, 4.2 grains Titegroup powder, 10 rounds, extreme variation 3fps).

To learn more about Shell Shock’s revolutionary technology, visit www.shellshocktech.com

About Shell Shock Technologies, LLC:

Founded in Westport, Connecticut, in 2015, Shell Shock Technologies, LLC is an early stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry. Shell Shock is a component manufacturer supplying shell cases to the shooting sports market, as well as to U.S. and foreign ammunition manufacturers, law enforcement, military and other government agencies. Shell Shock Technologies does not load ammunition. www.shellshocktech.com

About Shooting Sports USA:

Shooting Sports USA is the NRA’s publication dedicated to competitive shooting. Over 100,000 competitive shooters read and share digital content from Shooting Sports USA every month. For more than 60 years Shooting Shorts USA has been bringing its readers product reviews, industry news, listings of upcoming competitions along with reports and results from NRA-sanctioned matches and local club shoots.

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I would certainly be interested in the new cases. However, there will be a slow increase before they become common. I have several hundred brass cases, Cowboy Shooter–well at least trying, and won’t soon run out of brass cases to reload.

Janek
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Janek

Time to start saving your ‘brass’!

Jim S
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Jim S

Always like to hear of new ideas and technology, but unless ammunition is ultimately CHEAPER then it is just a niche product. ITs a little expensive versus new brass cases, one would think that by using stainless steel and aluminum the cases would be cheaper.

HangFast
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HangFast

“PICKED UP WITH A MAGNET” and “RELOADABLE”
All I need to hear….

Janek
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Janek

If the 150 year reign of brass ammunition cases is ending, maybe we should begin hoarding brass cases just like coin collectors hoarded U.S. ‘silver’ currency minted prior to 1965. Hobbyists don’t like having their choices limited.

Roy D.
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Roy D.

I have yet to see an article written by someone who is not connected to the industry concerning this “new” ammo. I’ll tell you what, I’ll be the independent person testing this “new technology.” All Shell Shock needs to do is send me a thousand cases and a set of dies and I will test them under real world conditions. I will then write my findings in an article for Ammoland. As a handloader for the past 48 years I think I am qualified to perform such a task. What do you say Shell Shock?

Mark Houghtaling
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Mark Houghtaling

Why is it necessary to purchase proprietary reloading dies for these cases? All cases are required to meet specific size tolerances (length, thickness, diameter, etc.) to receive the bullet and primer and properly chamber in the firearm. With all things being equal, why would I need “new” dies to reload the same cases?

curt
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curt

just another way to inflate the price of ammo.you keep it

Adam
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Adam

Considering how many different implements have been invented to make it easier to collect spent brass casings, there would definitely be a market for casings that can be picked up with a magnet.

However, despite the sub-title asserting “cheaper” no actual comparison was made between the price of this new cartridge case design and traditional brass cases. Are these cheaper by the thousand to purchase, or are they only cheaper over time with the assumption of more reloads than a brass case could handle?

Jim Hall
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Jim Hall

Cases are about $.10/ea, two reloading dies (size/decap, flare) $99/pair.