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Old 08-09-2004, 08:31 AM
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Lapua Brass question

I have a 6mm-284 and right now and I am using Winchester brass. I have been having some trouble with this brass from lot to lot with differences in velocity and pressure. I have been using the same bullets and Powder. Now my question is I see Lapua makes 6.5-284 brass and I should be able to neck that down no problem. How good is Lapua brass and is it harder then Winchester brass? Will it last longer?
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Old 08-09-2004, 09:20 AM
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Re: Lapua Brass question

1- very good
2- dont know
3- yes

BTW--check out the disclaimer on a box of lapua brass--they state IN WRITING that the cases will last 10 firings or more [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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Old 08-09-2004, 12:25 PM
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If you shoot a lot, then it makes sense to buy in bulk. Winchester is ok if you buy all from the same lot. Lapua or Norma will make you happier, but it's all about what your checking account looks like. You will not be disappointed with Lapua.
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Old 08-09-2004, 12:35 PM
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If your reamer was for Winchester Brass I don't think you can use Lapua or Norma brass. New Lapua brass mikes .4986 at the web. Lapua brass is good and you would be able to neck it down with no problem and it lasts a long time I have 50 pc 338 Lapua brass that has 18 firings on it with max loads and still going.
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Old 08-09-2004, 12:49 PM
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Old 08-09-2004, 02:28 PM
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I had two tight neck 6x284 done up and use win brass and had no problems. I had purchase 500rds bulk for those rifles. I'm shooting a 6.5x284 tight neck now and have use win284 ,hornady and laupa and tell you the true I perfer the hornady and win over the laupa now as to groups no difference between the 3 brands. I've used laupa in a tight neck 308 same thing couldn't tell any difference. I took one of each for the 6.5x284 and shot a three shot group in the low .2's and thats about as good as that rifle shoots. I don't load to velocity as some do my thing is more for groups. One of the 6x284 was done up with a 1/14 twist for the 68 gr match bullets had velocity over 4100fps with those win case got about 4 firing before primer pockets won't hold I started to back the load down and just when the group started to open up I stayed with that load and velocity was 3820fps and got about 10 firings per case. For me I've never notice and increase in accuracy by using laupa brass except in the 6ppc but I still have some sako 220 russian and I'm still shooting it in one rifle with that old 6ppc chamber. I know there has been some different runs of the laupa 220 russian case so would think the rest of their line would be the same way. It's funny but the other day was thinking about have a 284 done up for the 150 gr bullets think about a max neck dia and was just miking some necks any way the most uniform was the win go figure that. They were so close I wouldn't of even turn those neck to clean them up. And these came from two 50 round bags that I bought at a gun show. Well good luck.
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Old 08-09-2004, 02:53 PM
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Re: Lapua Brass question

If you are saying you have variations from lot to lot on the brass, my question is more importantly are you using the same lot on the powder. This does not sound like a "case" issue, sounds like powder variation.

If not then, odds are that is where your problem is. If you change lots, got to start all over on load development. I have seen as much as a 5 gr difference from one lot to next in '06 size case.

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