Re: nosler 300 rum brass available
I haven't really had problems with how long the Rem lasts--mainly because I bought so damn much of it most cases had only been loaded 3-4 times. And when working up loads, if I get a nice, shiny ejector mark I'll toss that case and the one fired one grain below it. Though one gripe I hope the Nosler won't show is "phantom" or "fake" ejector marks that show up when you're nowhere near max. That would be nice. Time will tell.
One of my many gripes with the Rem brass has been with the primer pockets giving inconsistent seating feel even when brand new! You just know that some cases will get loose before others even if you treat them identically. Not exactly confidence inspiring.
I primed a few Nosler yesterday and they all felt the same--and quite a bit more firm than new Rem brass.
Don't get me wrong, I not saying this stuff is "better than Lapua" (who does that sound like? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] ) or even as good as whatever brand available for other calibers or anything of the sort. Just that Rem brass left much to be desired. We all wanted an alternative that was better. This is what we've got, take it or leave it. So far I feel it's better in enough ways to justify the price. I'll let the evaluation of just how good it is fall to others who have more experience with various brands in different calibers.
My last box of Rem I weight sorted...the spread was 5 grains. I started doing that with a box of Nosler and only got about 1/2 way through before I got bored and quit. The heaviest and lightest up to that point were only 1 grain appart. Not necessary anymore! My time is money, I'll gladly pay a few pennies for stuff like that.