Originally Posted by Fire306
I have been using Nosler Custom 7STW brass in my Sako and in my new custom rifle. It has been working well, but the price of it gags me. So I picked up 200 pieces of Remington brass recently and am considering working up my next loads using the Remington brass.
Somewhere I swear I read, that guys are able to get higher velocities/hotter loads out of the Remington stuff, but I can't for the life of me find where I seen that.
Also would loads change much, pressure wise when changing brass?
I'm guessing I should start from scratch for load development.
Thanks in advance.
Remington is decent brass but it is a bit thinner giving a little more case volume. It's decent, but it won't last as long as the Nosler.
I have saved over the years LOTS of Winchester Nickel Plated and Nosler and I add to the lot by occasionally buying up Nosler Custom factory accubonds. If you just want to explode coyotes and such the 140's are outstanding out to around 600yds, and if you're shooting farther then 160's get it done in fine fashion.
You will not get as good a life out of the Rem brass either, but again, it's decent.