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Old 09-30-2012, 12:12 AM
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7mm rem mag brass

i'm starting reloading soon and was wondering what brass out of these three would be better. Federal, Remington, Winchester.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:39 AM
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Re: 7mm rem mag brass

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i'm starting reloading soon and was wondering what brass out of these three would be better. Federal, Remington, Winchester.
Years ago, that choice would be easy, Winchester would be the clear winner. Of the three, I would opt for the rem brass. The cull rate is high in all three, but when you get to the good ones, they will suit the purpose.
Another option would be Norma. A little pricey, but VERY consistent.
Whatever your choice, as well as culling, the prep will be even more critical. Pockets and flash hole, trim etc. Dents are going to be common place in most if not all of the domestic brass these days, but then again, in most cases, they shoot better after being fire formed anyway. Hope this helps without confuse. Good luck in your choice.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:01 AM
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Re: 7mm rem mag brass

I don't even bother with any of those 3 anymore, go get some Nosler or better brass, It's worth the price difference in time saved and quality.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:54 AM
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Re: 7mm rem mag brass

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I don't even bother with any of those 3 anymore, go get some Nosler or better brass, It's worth the price difference in time saved and quality.
Sorry Joe, Not trying to start an argument but the Nosler brass is made by federal with Noslers
head stamp on it. It is more consistant because it is weight sorted. the problem I had with it
was from batch to batch it was different(Batches within themselves were consistant) but a
different batch could weigh as much as 5 grains different than the first batch I bought forcing
load changes.

If someone want's to buy the Nosler brass I recomend at least 4 or 500 rounds of one batch.
Or spend your money on Lapua or Norma brass and have the best.

For the price difference I can buy Remington brass and do my own weight sorting and come
out much cheeper and better.

I like and use lots of Nosler products But not there brass any more.

Just my opinion
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Re: 7mm rem mag brass

I'll second 7stw and add two points. If you're new to reloading, choose one brand of each component and stick with it for a while - until you get your technique perfected. Then, just change one thing at a time, observe the differences and WRITE IT DOWN in your notebook. When I started out reloading, I didn't do a good job of writing things down. This resulted in me chasing shadows and re-working a lot of things I didn't have to.

The second point is to remember that a load combo that works in one gun doesn't always work in another. If you decide to try someone's recipie, anyone's recipie, always reduce the powder charge at least 10 to 15% or more. Do this with published data also; don't start at max. 30 some years ago, a friend fired some 30-06 cartridges loaded for a modern rifle, an his dad's sporterized '03 Springfield. He's lucky to be alive as the '03 blew up in his face after the 5th round.

Just take your time, record everything, be careful and you'll be fine. By the way, I use primarily Hornady cases for my 7mm Rem Mag. The reason I am using hornady is becasue that is the first box of factory ammo I bought for a 7mm Rem Mag. After the first reload, it was uniform and concentric. Never felt the need to change after that.
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Sorry Joe, Not trying to start an argument but the Nosler brass is made by federal with Noslers
head stamp on it. It is more consistant because it is weight sorted. the problem I had with it
was from batch to batch it was different(Batches within themselves were consistant) but a
different batch could weigh as much as 5 grains different than the first batch I bought forcing
load changes.

If someone want's to buy the Nosler brass I recomend at least 4 or 500 rounds of one batch.
Or spend your money on Lapua or Norma brass and have the best.

For the price difference I can buy Remington brass and do my own weight sorting and come
out much cheeper and better.

I like and use lots of Nosler products But not there brass any more.

Just my opinion
I agree, but with all the prep work done it's a huge time saver when your time is already at a premium. And if your careful with your cases to extend case life you don't need to buy a large batch. I have 150 all same batch, and I'm still loading on the first 50, 8th loading 1 annealing and they still look good measure good. If they hold true to what I'm seeing so far they will probably outlast the barrel
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Joe
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:41 AM
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Re: 7mm rem mag brass

I've been shooting Hornady brass in my 7mag with good results.
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