Please post up with how many pieces of brass you'd be interested in.
I'll let this thread run it's course for a month, and after which if there's enough interest, I'll start up another Group Buy Purchase thread...and publish up the pricing, and payment/shipment plan.
I spoke with Neil the owner of Custom Brass and Bullets about putting together a group buy of brass for the 338 Excalibur
Jamison is now owned by Captech. Marc Jamison is still on board with the new Captech operation. Quality will be the same as previous Jamison brass, if not better now.
You can see the standard retail pricing in the link above. I was given reassurances by Neil, that there would be price breaks based on the volume of interest that a group buy could generate.
Folks are gonna wanna know how much per piece before they commit....but Neil will need to know how much interest is out there, as the price point between a group buy of 1000 total pieces, would be much different than one with 10000 pieces.
So for now, assume we can knock 20% off the retail price listed above....
Why use a wholesaler instead of going direct to Captech some might ask? Save more money....cut out the "middle man"... Good questions. The reason is Jamison/Captech are in the brass mfg business, and Neil is in the brass selling business. Better to let Marc make the brass, and let Neil earn what will likely be a razor thin margin sourcing and distributing the brass. Plus if this proves out to be what I think it'll be the first of many group buys (maybe it ends up being an annual buy), Neil will be in place for years to come as a stocking dealer. He's got 300 pieces on hand now...in the future, depending on the interest generated, that could be much more.
If you don't know what the 338 Excalibur is...it's the biggest non belted no fireforming needed SAAMI case that can fit on a .580 bolt face. My fired cases held 140 grains of water with a spent primer seated in reverse.
Depending on the reamer you run, you could run this cartridge slinging 250 grain bullets in a repeater at laser like speeds (3300+) out of sporter length barrels, or long throat a reamer for the 300s for dedicated single shot setup, that will out run the 338 Kahns, LMAIs, etc.
I don't know if it'll run with Shawn's LRKM hybrid throat....and certainly not as efficient if comparing fps per grain of powder....but it'll be close.
Please point others to this thread. In my signature block, you'll see a "338 Excalibur Group Buy Link". Right click on it, click on copy shortcut, and then paste that link in a email to your buds who might be interested. This is the only forum I'm putting this on.
Thanks for looking, and good shooting
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