Originally Posted by Long Time Long Ranger
Amazing now new keyboard comando kids come along with limited knowledge/experience trying to tell everyone Norma/Wby brass is no good.
Nice snide comment. What I basically said is compared to Lapua the Norma/Weatherby brass is soft. I also said Lapua is cheaper. I never said anything about it's accuracy or how it's proven itself. I had a custom 338-378 16-17 years ago when it was a wildcat and I still own a .30-378 Imp. both I built myself. To get decent velocity (not what I would consider excessive) the brass life in my rifles has been poor. Since you seem to be the one who knows it all you might have found a way to get it to last longer but I haven't. Despite what you may think there are other people besides yourself with plenty of experience building their own guns, shooting stuff long range, killing animals, and testing products. I've built my own guns since my early 20's and while I might be a kid to you I'm not a kid. BTW I was on the old site for quite a few years when there was probably 2-3k members at most so it's not like I'm really new to this site either. I'm pretty sure you weren't around then. So you might consider giving your input and not telling everyone else they are idiots or they don't know what they are talking about because they don't do it your way. Despite what you may think or say I'm still going to build what I want for the reasons I want to.
The Weatherby has more capacity and is longer than a .338 Lapua Imp. case So if your looking for the the highest velocity between the two at normal pressures go with it or the Saturn or the .416 Rigby Imp. I'm not looking for the absolute most velocity or I'd do a .378 Imp like my .30-378 Imp. (at that point it would be just about as easy to go to a 408 Cheytac based case and be done since I order a new action anyway). I don't mind fire forming brass especially if the factory brass headspaces correctly without any modifications. I can fire form breaking in the barrel and a lot of times with fire forming rounds the accuracy is really good. It cost power, bullets, and primers but it's practice with the gun too so it doesn't really bother me. I can order a resizing reamer as well and build my own dies so that really isn't a issue for me either.
For you it just depends on how much work you want to do and if it's worth it over a standard case.