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BRASS...is there a difference?

 
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:59 AM
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BRASS...is there a difference?

U have been using remington brass to re-load my .270, 7mm stw, 8mm rem. mag and 243.
I guess I've never asked myself the question until now if there was a difference in the types of brass out there. I see there is quite a price jump if you want to go with Nossler custom or Lapua so one would assume that there is a difference in performence.
What are some suggestions from you guys out there?
Would the higher magnum pressures be better off in better brass or does it not matter? Is one empty case the same as the next?
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:12 AM
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Re: BRASS...is there a difference?

Well its like this, remington just plain sucks and nosler isn't much better but a little. Nosler is more consistent in terms of weight and thickness. Winchester, Norma, Lapua, RWS, Quality Cartridge, they are all much better unless you can find some federal from the mid 90s stamped Federal instead of FC.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:00 AM
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Re: BRASS...is there a difference?

I have been loading remington and winchester brass for 222,223,243,30-30,270,25-06,30-06 and have found that the brass needs triming after two firings. I haven:t tried shoulder bumping them yet. The nosler brass in the 25-06 has only needed neck resizing on four firings. For me the better brass works out to be cheaper in the long run.
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:55 PM
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Re: BRASS...is there a difference?

People have been using RP and Win brass for years. It'll definately get the job done.

However, there is a significant difference in the quality and consistency of Lapua vs RP brass. Norma is a close second to Lapua. And, Nosler is 3rd in my book.

You can check the weight, case volume, concentricity, and the number of firings. It's just all-around better in my opinion.

Try it. You won't be disappointed.

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Re: BRASS...is there a difference?

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People have been using RP and Win brass for years. It'll definately get the job done.

However, there is a significant difference in the quality and consistency of Lapua vs RP brass. Norma is a close second to Lapua. And, Nosler is 3rd in my book.

You can check the weight, case volume, concentricity, and the number of firings. It's just all-around better in my opinion.

Try it. You won't be disappointed.

-- richard
I will second that.

If Lapua makes it, use that
If not then go for Norma
If you cant get either of those then Nosler has been good for me (270Win, and 204Ruger)

Lapua and Norma really are head and shoulders more consistent, and tougher than most all Remington and Winchester brass.
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Re: BRASS...is there a difference?

I use Winchester and it is pretty good, it just takes a good bit of initial prep work. I would love to use lapua but they don't make what i shoot.
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Re: BRASS...is there a difference?

Lapua will hold pressures that some other brass won't. You may save a little on your initial purchase but in the long run you are gonna get more reloads from Lapua or Norma.
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