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Old 02-26-2011, 01:06 AM
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Better brass?

Given the options of brass between Remington and Federal, does anyone know which of the two is better? R-P is the stamp I see on Rem brass, what does that stand for? Also would hornady be another option for brass? Or is it not worth the time of day?

Just wantingto know if the brass from Federal is better or equal to the Remington brass
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:54 AM
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Re: Better brass?

R-P=Remington Peters

Federal is good serviceable brass but it's a toss up as to which is the better of the two, I've recently been buying Lapua and have found it superior to any other mfg but it is available in limited chamberings and can be cost prohibitive.
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Re: Better brass?

IMO of the two I'm purchasing Remington. Hornady is of no advantage.
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:41 PM
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Re: Better brass?

While reading another thread (can't remember which one) one stated that federal had good brass, but that was about all that was said about it.

Ya I noticed that too about lapua brass, they don't offer one chambering that I have. Bummer but maybe they could start expanding their lineup. I'm am seriously looking into noslers line of brass. Has anyone used noslers and have you found that it lasts longer than Remington, federal, and Winchester?
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Re: Better brass?

I generally tend to avoid the Federal brass. Whether it is too soft or the primer pockets are big to begin with, I don't know. But I do know that the primer pockets in the Federals loosen up faster than Remington brass. Loose primer pockets work at the range but not in the field. Especially if you get into some wet weather.

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Re: Better brass?

Not knowing the caliber... I’m sure Federal “match brass” is not bad... at least the stuff {match brass} I’ve used seems to work just fine. I think Winchester has the best reputation for over the counter brass among LR match shooters ... and Lapua seems to be the best in most the calibers I shoot; as well as being “considered” by many; the best in the brass race.
I’ve used Remington brass both from standard loading and their match loading {reloaded it} as well as new... I was never real fawned of it, however in some cartridges like the .17 Remington & .300 RSAUM’…, Remington brass was as good has it got...
Who knows the real answer, try some’…, see what works for you.
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Re: Better brass?

None of the above----Lapua, Norma and RWS are in a different world than the ones you mentioned. Depends also if the three above make what you need-----when I am building a new gun always make sure the parent case is avail in one of those 3.
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