Originally Posted by RockyMtnMT
If you are going to do a wildcat, I would recommend that you base your cartridge on the 338 Lapua. Brass will take much more pressure than the other brass. Weatherby brass will not take much pressure, in fact Weatherby does not recommend reloading their brass. They consider it a one firing brass.Steve
I think I RESPECTFULLY disagree with this statement. I do agree that Lapua brass is the best on the planet, along side RWS. But Norma brass is a close second, and FAR superior to the rem, win, fed, ect.... brass that is out there.
And as far as Weatherby/ Norma not recomending reloading their brass....imagin this.
A hotshot lawyer who loves to hunt, decides that the economy is bad, and decides to handload. Obviously Court (that is his name in our little story) shoots only the finest Weatherby Lazermark rifle. He grabs up his used weatherby brass (or buys new brass) and starts loading.
Now Court is real book smart, but as far as common sence.....not so much!!! Court looks at his shiny new reloading book (book smart, remember) and proclames.."I will shoot 79 G of RL 25 behind 180 NBT". Or what ever. He goes to the store and picks up his new stuff, but they are out of RL25. Being a man, who HATES to ask questions for fear of looking dumb, grabs a pound of RL 7 instead.
Now, two years later, Lefty (he changed his name because he lost his right eye and hand in the accident) sees somwhere on the internet where someone says that Weatherby/Norma does not recomend reloading their brass.
HE CHANGES HIS NAME BACK TO COURT!!! :mad:
I just don't believe that this is true.
Like I said , I RESPECTFULLY disagree with you, and I won't get in a ******* match, or demand you proove your statement. Just not my way.
But, most of the guys I compete with use Norma if Lapua isn't available.
I use it in my 300 WBY 1K comp gun and have gotten 6x out of them so far, and see no reason why I won't get another 6. I just need to learn how to anneal the necks.