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260 Rem - Lapua Brass

 
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:02 PM
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260 Rem - Lapua Brass

I'm new to reloading, so please excuse the obvious. I'm looking at buying 200-300 cases of Lapua brass for my 260 Remy. I've got a Forester co-ax press with a full sizing die. When available, I can get 260 cases for about a buck apiece. However the 308 BR or Palma brass (small primer) is about .86 cents a case. The 308 is believed by some to be a better case, and cheaper. Thoughts? Can you think of any problems?
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:19 PM
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Re: 260 Rem - Lapua Brass

i thought about using the 308 palma brass for my 260, but was told i would end up with shorter necks? everyone i talked with said to use 243 brass and neck up.
i just use 260 lapua brass to save the headache.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:35 PM
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Re: 260 Rem - Lapua Brass

I went the Lapua route and glad I did. I get MANY many reloads from them
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:35 PM
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Re: 260 Rem - Lapua Brass

Thanks Joejo, thinking the same way. I'm thinking I'll just resize the neck. Any tips on your loads? How many reloads are you getting to a case?
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:58 PM
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Re: 260 Rem - Lapua Brass

I use the 308 Lapua brass for my 7/08 and it is the best brass I have found. I also use a lot of
Remington brass with good success and normally only cull 5 or 6 Per 100 rounds after sizing,
trimming. And turning.

I wished Lapua made 7/08 (Proper head stamp) but they don't.

Someone said they made 260 brass and that would be the best of all worlds.

I always prefer necking down because I can turn the necks if they are to thick.

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Old 05-17-2013, 05:13 AM
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Re: 260 Rem - Lapua Brass

Lapua does make 260 brass.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:21 AM
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Re: 260 Rem - Lapua Brass

Running a stout load of H4350 and 142SMK I have about 8-10 firings on my Lapua 260 brass.Primer pockets are starting to get sloppy loose but not falling out.Other than that it has a held up very well.
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