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Unread 01-13-2013, 11:12 PM
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Re: changing brass

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Thanks Broz. Based on your reply it looks like you prefer Lapua. in your experience have you seen much differance between them and norma?
I am not a huge fan of Norma due to the softness. Especially in the primer pocket area. But the Lapua brass in every caliber I have used it in has been top shelf.

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    Unread 01-13-2013, 11:22 PM
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    Re: changing brass

    Do I remember correctly they stopped making Lapua in 338WM a few months ago????
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    Re: changing brass

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    Do I remember correctly they stopped making Lapua in 338WM a few months ago????
    checked there site. It looks like you are correct, dammit. All I know in high end is norma and Lapua. what else is there?
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    checked there site. It looks like you are correct, dammit. All I know in high end is norma and Lapua. what else is there?
    Hate it when that happens. Now it'll be 10 more years.

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    Unread 01-14-2013, 09:09 AM
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    Re: changing brass

    glad I read this thread...I'm switching to Lapua brass due to availability compared to the Hornady I have been using...Got 150 pieces coming for my .308....should last me a good long time
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    Re: changing brass

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    There are many benefits to Good brass like Lapua. I would almost bet 100 pcs would last you a very long time. Many years I would think. That is what I would do if I liked the rifle, intended on using it a while and was interested in possibly even more accuracy.

    But no matter what brass you are changing to, you will want to back off the charge about 4 or 5 gr and work back up. The difference in case volume between different mfg's will change pressure.

    I doubt load work up will take a ton of work though. Just getting the charge right I would think.

    Jeff
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    I think Lapua will be hard to find but it is the best.

    Norma would be my next choice (And for some reason it is cheeper than other brands).

    I use a lot of Remington and when it is weight sorted I only rule out a few cases per 100.

    Hornady is supposed to come out with 338 win mag soon, so you might check with them.

    Nosler brass is over priced as far as I am concerned (Fed brass).

    Don,t give up on finding Win brass if you are used to it and like it.

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