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Old 10-22-2002, 04:24 PM
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Re: .300 win mag brass?

matt27--I've found that Federal Gold medal brass is pretty consistent for weight and accuracy. I bought 100 cases, sorted by weight, and use the ones that were more than +/- 1.5 grains for sighters during competitions. I try to shoot a 10 shot string for score with cases that weigh the same(no more than +/- 0.2 grains) If you sort the brass and mark the weight on the case in permanent ink (its not permanent-sizer lube takes it off) near the belt, you can at least minimize another variable. Try small batches of other brands of brass and find one you are comfortable with. Good luck and have fun!
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Old 10-24-2002, 11:28 PM
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Re: .300 win mag brass?

Matt, I found the Winchester to be all within a two grain spread, and Federal to be about a five grain spread on the 308 win brass in the past. I'm starting to load for the 300 WM now and will start with Winchester for that reason. Remington is out of the question. The Federal brass was not the gold medal so I can't speak to what the spread might be with it. Onother thing, the batches of Federal and Winchester both were about 5 grains off from the previous batches of each too, so buy a bunch. With the Win, about 70% was within 1gr and that fell about in the middle of the overall weight spread. I'd buy Lapua if I wasn't so impatient.
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Old 10-25-2002, 03:47 PM
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Re: .300 win mag brass?

Thanks Brent and all. I have a shipment of Lapua brass on the way.Got 100 pieces of Norma brass and just wasn't happy enough.I guess the saying is true you got to spend money to get qaulity!!
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Old 11-10-2002, 09:31 AM
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Hi Matt, I also have a Remington Sendro in 300 Win Mag. The Action has been trued, Kreiger barrel, muzzle brake, and the trigger lighten. I've shot a .189" five shot group at 100yds and a .685" three shot group at 400yds with it. The load I use is 68gr AA-4350, Federal GM brass weighed to within 1 grain, Hornady 178gr A-Max, and a Federal 215GM primers. I just got some Norma cases but haven't worked up any loads yet. I used to think that factory barrels were great but after having a few custom barrels, I was wrong. I've had some custom barrels that I'm not impressed with while others I'd buy in a heartbeat. Something else I've learned. I don't care what kind of barrel you have. It still comes down to the loads. Good luck and good shooting
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Old 11-11-2002, 12:01 AM
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Big Dog

I know it is all bout the load. I shoot in the .2's to .1's at a hundred yards also.I am just trying to get all the variables down to a nill.I know my rifle is not a custom but after hunting season it will be getting a 30" lilja or pacnor on it with muzzle break.I do shoot 2-1 inch groups at 600 also with my load.
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