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Brass Question ?

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Unread 01-30-2006, 06:43 PM
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Re: Brass Question ?

Quality Brass is one of the top three criterea for extreme accuracy. The others are barrels and bullets.

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I always understood the " 3 B's" of accuracy to be bullets, bedding and barrels.

However, I agree with Bounty Hunter anyway. I only use high quality brass when available. Messing around with Rem, Hornady or other general production brass just isn't worth the time and effort to me. It also produced groups that were measurably larger in my custom rifles. The Win 284 brass seems to be the exception and some top 1,000yd competitors have used this brass to take home the trophys.

This may all be moot in a "hunting rifle". For 99% of the hunters it really doesn't matter if Lapua or Norma brass would reduce their group size by 10%. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

To answer your initial question - Yes, I do consider which cartridges will have quality brass available for them when making a decision on what chambering I want in a new barrel.
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Unread 02-09-2006, 12:57 AM
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Mike, I do think Quality brass is a issue. I also agree that you can make Winchester & remington brass quality brass it just takes some time that most of us don't have. I feel your pain on the .25-06. I have shot a remington sf sendero for F-class competetion for the last couple of years & nobody makes quality .25-06 brass. What I finally did was bought .30-06 Lapua brass & necked it down to .25-06. I have been nothing but happy with the Lapua brass.
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Unread 02-09-2006, 03:08 AM
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Jon A

I put a request on Nosler site to help bring out 300 RUM brass but I have yet to see it anywhere. Any ideas?? I heard from somewhere on this site that its just basically already prepped and weight sorted Winchester brass. I dont think Nosler really wants to clarify it as you and I both have asked for them to verify it, still with no answer from the moderator. Still should be a lot better then the Rem Crap.
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Unread 02-09-2006, 03:11 AM
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Midway USA has Nosler custom brass for the 300 RUM listed as "comming soon" Date Expected In-Stock: 2/21/2006. It's 50.99 for 50 peices. Time to max out my credit card!
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Unread 02-09-2006, 09:47 AM
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If one checks out the brass makes that's been used in the most accurate box magazine competition rifles will shoot sub 1/2 MOA test groups at 600 yards for 20 consecutive shots then learn Winchester brass has been a favorite, they may question it. And that full-length sizing that brass can be done between 50 and 100 times may also be hard to believe.

As long as cases have no more than a 1% weight spread and reasonably uniform neck wall thickness, they will do just fine.
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