review of Nosler custom brass
This stuff may just be the answer lazy(or busy) reloaders have been looking for.
I took some 308 brass out of the box yesterday and began running a few little tests on it.
The first thing I checked was the weight consistency. Of 30 pieces, all I could get in variation was 3 grains with the vast majority only being 1.2 grains variation. Test 1: A-
Next test was the neck wall thickness uniformity. 30 cases yeilded only 1.5 thousandths variation. Test 2: A-
Then flash hole burrs were checked. No burrs found and there was a nice little beveling job done on the inside web around the flash hole. Test 3: A+
Then primer pockets were checked. While not being uniformed by machine, they were surprisingly very consistent in depth and tightness. Test 4: B+
On to the case mouth chamfering. All cases had a beautiful chamfer inside and out and were consistent in length and angle. Very nice! Test 5: A
Sizing. They were all neck sized from the factory and appeared to be done very uniformly. No dings or dents in them thanks to the great packaging they do. Test 6: A
Then concentricity was checked on the necks. All 30 of my test pieces ran between .001" and .002" runout. NOt bad for just neck sizing in a factory sizer process. Test 7: B+
Then trim lenght was measured. All 30 pieces were trimmed to within .003" of each other. Very very good! Test 8: A-
All in all, this stuff beats the pants off of anything currently produced in the US and even beats the european stuff in many categories. I would like to see Lapua and Norma trim and chamfer for the price you pay.
Nosler brass is great stuff and can be loaded right out of the box by all but the most finicky reloader (myself being one of those) and in that case, all that needs to be done to it is turn the high side off the neck and square the case heads and it's off to the match!
If it's not far, it's boring.