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Brass Availability, Fustrated!

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Unread 09-01-2011, 10:52 AM
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Brass Availability, Fustrated!

Well, Now the time to rant I guess...... for all of us looking for hard to find brass.

I'm gearing up to load for a 7STW that I bought. I thought that there were enough of them out there that brass wouldn't be a problem... Well looks like only 2 companies make it now. Nosler and Remington. I realized that I may have to pay a bit more for this cartridge, but my goodness, Nosler wants almost $55 for 25 cases. Remington seems to be a better buy, I have no problem prepping the cases. And I'm on a budget...

I'm saddened to see that Winchester doesn't make them any more either. To make matters worse, I was in my local Sportsman's Warehouse and They didn't even have a single box of Loaded Ammo for the 7STW. I know there are more "new Fangled" Cartridges out there, but is the STW dead??? It's looking like it to me. I feel sorry for the guys that don't hand load this one.

If it came down to it I could make my own cases, I'm not unfamiliar with Wildcatting, just thought that this one could be easier.....

OK, I'm done ranting.... What's your Brass Rant....

Dan
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    Unread 09-01-2011, 11:20 AM
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    Re: Brass Availability, Fustrated!

    Looks like Rem 8mm mag is the parent cartridge. If you dont mind a bit more case prep. probably get away with 1 inexpensive intermediate neck die. Although 8mm rm isn't exactly falling off trees anymore! Just a thought and a good start for Wildcating.
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    Unread 09-01-2011, 05:02 PM
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    Re: Brass Availability, Fustrated!

    Here you go.

    Remington Brass 7mm STW - MidwayUSA
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    Re: Brass Availability, Fustrated!

    My rant is advertising something you don't have, not having a clue when you will have it.
    If Nosler has ordered brass from someone else they have a specified date to expect it. That date can be communicated to the buying public. It would beat the lies and attitude they give out currently.
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    I guess that I should clarify... I do know where to find remington brass for the STW, out of the 4 sites that I can find that actually carry it Midway is the cheapest. I just wish there were more choices, or head stamps, Federal, Winchester, Hornady, etc....

    Remington will do, but if Hornady made it I'd be thrilled.

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    Re: Brass Availability, Fustrated!

    Try scraping up some RUM brass, I can't even start ranting or I'll loose it
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    I was suprised to see how much RUM brass has gone up. Thats really ridiculous (SP?). I was also suprised to see that STW brass was actually cheaper.

    I load for my Brother-in-law and my Friend who both have .300 RUMs, I never had to buy the brass, just load it. Brass prices has kept me from getting one.

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