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Anyone else extremely dissapointed with Win brass lately?

 
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:50 PM
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Anyone else extremely dissapointed with Win brass lately?

So I recently got two bags of seven rem mag brass made by winchester. I took 6 or so out from each bag to measure so I can order my redding neck sizer bushings. The necks on all of them were so bad I had to run them through a sizer button just to measure. One was so bad from tool marks on the inside of the neck (5 or so ridges on the inside of the neck) it is unusable another wouldnt even slide into the shell holder. This by far the worst brass I have seen. I can't wait to see how bad the rest of the brass is.....
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:42 AM
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Re: Anyone else extremely dissapointed with Win brass lately?

Had just bought Winchester 25-06 brass and about 1/4 had egg shaped flash holes, some of them look like they were double punched.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:28 AM
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Re: Anyone else extremely dissapointed with Win brass lately?

I haven't even checked my flash holes yet, great.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:33 PM
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Re: Anyone else extremely dissapointed with Win brass lately?

I emailed Winchester over a week ago to inform them, out of 50 pieces of new 7mm-08 brass 15 were unsafe to use. The bottom angle above the rim was cut uneven. I had fired one without noticing causing it to stick in the chamber. After having one stick I checked the brass and found the rest. I will be buying Nosler or Lapua .260 from now on.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:10 PM
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Re: Anyone else extremely dissapointed with Win brass lately?

I bought two bags of 7mm-08 brass a couple years ago. In both bags, about half had the interior end of the flashhole like it was countersunk about half way down. The other were standard cylindrical shape all the way. I even cross sectioned some and sent them in. Got a form letter 'sorry you experienced blah, blah, blah'. And a certificate for $20 towards Winchester products, which my local dealer turned in and never got reimbursed for. I paid him the $20 for trying.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:15 PM
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Re: Anyone else extremely dissapointed with Win brass lately?

I've always used Winchester brass because it was cheap and I had great results with it, but my the new stuff sucks! I bought 100 pieces for my 300 WSM and 3 were useless right out of the bag because the rims weren't cut correctly. After sizing before loading I lost 1 piece due to the neck splitting.

After one firing I lost 3 or 4 pieces because the necks cracked and on the second firing I lost over 20 due to cracked necks. I think losing 28 percent of your brass after only 2 firings is completely unacceptable quality.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:15 PM
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Re: Anyone else extremely dissapointed with Win brass lately?

Win brass has never impressed me. Over the yrs the quality has gone down. I won't even use once fired. I will stick with Norma and remington. These have given me the best results. Most of the time you do get what you pay for.
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