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Casing sources..??

 
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:49 AM
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Don't know how much you are wanting to spend on brass but I just bought some Norma 25-06 brass and it is excellent. No trimming..only thing I had to do was uniform the primer pockets and chamfer the inside of the case. No dents in the cases and none had to be thrown away. Much better quality than rem or win.
I just bought my first batch of Norma brass yesterday, in .25/06 no less

I must agree the quality is excellent as far as consistency goes. On the other hand, I use necked down .30/06 too and have never had any issues with neck thickness. I'm sure the .270 and .280 would work as well with the requisite trimming.

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At times it actually helps accuracy to use brass from a larger caliber and neck down/fireform it. I do this on my 7stw if I need brass and can't get stw brass. I simply run 375 h&h brass into a long set 300 die, then into the 7stw die to form the shoulder, fireform, and trim to length.
The slightly thicker brass will fill the neck area of the chamber better on most guns, but on a really tight necked gun, you may have to turn your necks.
My smith chambers them close and relatively tight necks. Not so the casings require turning all the time...but there aint much slop at all in them

I just ordered 200 25-06 so that should hold me awhile....since I have to load them and fireform them......and he doesnt even have the parts in yet from me to put the dammed thing together.....lol
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I just bought my first batch of Norma brass yesterday, in .25/06 no less
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Interesting...Norma makes 25-06 brass and Lapua doesnt?????
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:16 PM
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Yup..Lapua does not. The Norma brass is really nice too.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:39 PM
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Lefty, Is it easier to do 375 H&H brass than 8mm rem mag? Is the 375 H&H made by Lapua? What lasts longest in 7stw for you? Thanks
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Lefty, Is it easier to do 375 H&H brass than 8mm rem mag? Is the 375 H&H made by Lapua? What lasts longest in 7stw for you? Thanks
I'd rather shoot correct headstamp, but if I have extra of one round and am short on another(or can't get the case and can get another) I'll do it. Reformed and blown out brass doesn't seem to last as long as the real mccoy, but a bit of necking never hurt brass life for me at all. I routinely shoot 25-06 and 30-06 in my 270, and I've never had trouble. I've used up 100 375's necked and blown out to 7stw and they all went at least 5 firings(after 2 or 3 as 375's) and some went a couple more. If you reform and blow out unfired brass, they will do a bit better. I also switched rifles while shooting up this brass, and the new rifle's long headspace beat the brass up good.
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