Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

brass selection

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-07-2011, 03:38 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 118
brass selection

im trying to decide what brand of brass to use for my next rifle project...the gun is a rem 700 cdl in 264 win mag ss fluted. what im wondering is should i use nosler or winchester brass. is there a huge difference in the quality of these two? should i buy brand new or 1x fired..this is a hunting rifle and maximum accuracy is desired..ive got a huskemaw scope and am still in the process of breaking in the barrel. i think i will start with accubonds and or bergers
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-07-2011, 04:42 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Allen, TX
Posts: 2,608
Re: brass selection

Norma (new)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-09-2011, 06:45 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 126
Re: brass selection

Nosler brass is very good but since it's ridiculously expensive, I don't buy it unless it's available as seconds. I would be using Remington or Winchester brass if buying new and if possible I'd be looking for once fired brass.

I do use Norma brass for some high pressure loads in certain cartridges since case life is quite a bit better than other brands I've tried.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-09-2011, 07:02 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Rapid City, South dakota
Posts: 410
Re: brass selection

I'm using the Nosler brass as it was the only kind available to me with the correct head stamp at the time. One box was one short and both boxes had 1 or 2 with damaged case heads. I think I ended up with about 96 usable rounds all totaled. I did not weight them though to see how close they were in weight as the way I looked at it Beggars cannot be Choosers. It was all I could find at the time. Spendy and really no better.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-09-2011, 07:51 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,190
Re: brass selection

Quote:
Originally Posted by fisherman983 View Post
im trying to decide what brand of brass to use for my next rifle project...the gun is a rem 700 cdl in 264 win mag ss fluted. what im wondering is should i use nosler or winchester brass. is there a huge difference in the quality of these two? should i buy brand new or 1x fired..this is a hunting rifle and maximum accuracy is desired..ive got a huskemaw scope and am still in the process of breaking in the barrel. i think i will start with accubonds and or bergers
I would recomend the Winchester brass for one reason, you can buy loaded ammo in 264 and that makes it simple.

If you want premium brass the Norma brass is hard to beat.

The fact that Nosler brass is actually Federal brass leaves it in last place for me.

I use a lot of Remington brass and have good luck with it, But I don't know how available it is in
264 Win.

Just my opinion.

J E CUSTOM
__________________
"PRESS ON"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-09-2011, 08:08 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 25
Re: brass selection

I'd say winchester made 7mm rem mag brass, then just run it through your full length resizing die! Remingtom made the 7mm by necking up 264win mag, using 7mmRM it'll save you time finding it and cost less.
__________________
Liberal<Citizen
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: brass selection
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Caliber Selection 340ORHNTR Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 10 02-18-2011 01:55 PM
.277 bullet selection danacobb Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 2 09-18-2010 02:31 PM
Help with Cartridge Selection AdamLHelton Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 10 01-02-2008 05:46 PM
Caliber selection kimber222 The Basics, Starting Out 3 03-13-2005 09:32 PM
gun selection? Koffjager Long Range Hunting & Shooting 11 01-16-2003 05:41 AM

Current Poll
Do you watch outdoor shows live or by recording them?
Always recorded - 14.05%
101 Votes
Mostly recorded - 24.20%
174 Votes
Sometimes recorded - 13.49%
97 Votes
Rarely or never recorded - 48.26%
347 Votes
Total Votes: 719
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC