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Anyone else extremely dissapointed with Win brass lately?

 
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:47 AM
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Re: Anyone else extremely dissapointed with Win brass lately?

I just trashed the remainder of a bag of 50 3x fired 7mm Rem brass due to bad primer pockets. Some of them were from hot loads, but others were never loaded to max pressure. Just a bad bag of brass.

I have another bag from a different lot that appears to be better. At least the flashholes are centered and round without any pinched necks.
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:50 PM
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Re: Anyone else extremely dissapointed with Win brass lately?

I emailed Winchester a week ago. I called yesterday and left a message and was told I would get a response in 1 buisness day. If I do not hear from them tomorrow I will never buy another Winchester product. I buy cases of Winchester shotshells and I buy some Winchester brass. I guess they want me to buy Remington from now on.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:51 PM
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Re: Anyone else extremely dissapointed with Win brass lately?

I used to like Win brass for 7mm rem. The last few bags have been terrible. Egg shaped flash holes, and way under minimum length (hundredths not thousandths under). I expect to cull a few but, not over half a bag. Norma is seldom available it seems, I think I'll try 50 pieces of Nosler. Winchester is selling garbage at this point.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:54 PM
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Re: Anyone else extremely dissapointed with Win brass lately?

Haven't bought win brass for some time, not because I've had undue problems just bought that many brass over time. Now how ever I just go Nosler and decided to be happy with the time it saves me on prep and sorting time
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:44 PM
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Re: Anyone else extremely dissapointed with Win brass lately?

My experience with Winchester brass has also been extremely horrible. Brand new brass has necks dented/crushed/cracked/etc. Neck thickness variations are all over the map, typically around .003 to .005. Weight variations are just gross, usually +/- 3 to 4 grains.

I also shoot Nosler brass now and will always spend the extra money to save time. Neck thickness variations are .001 or better, weight variation is less than 1 grain for a batch of 50. Just all around consistently uniform brass.

Also a good rule of thumb is whatever the variations in neck thickness, the same variation will be present within the body of the brass. So even with neck turning, you really cannot fix bad brass.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:53 PM
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Re: Anyone else extremely dissapointed with Win brass lately?

I sure hope they figure it out. I just bought some Winchester brass in 308 and had problems with the primer pockets after one loading. I started using Nosler and haven't looked back.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:03 PM
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Re: Anyone else extremely dissapointed with Win brass lately?

Last batch of 25-06 had a 22 percent failure rate, before I started to weigh them. Creased necks, split necks, of center flash holes, dents. If any of us ran a business with a 22 percent failure rate we would be out of business. Believe me I am not extremely finicky. Three emails not one returned. This company ranks right up there with Bank of America for quality of Managment. I will never buy another Winchester product again. Purchased Remington brass and tossed one out of 100. This used to be the opposit with Winchester, I am done with them.
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