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Unread 02-14-2010, 09:50 PM
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Federal WSM Brass

I just bought some 1x fired Federal brass for my 270wsm and the primer pockets seem to be loose when using winchester primers not to the point of the primer comming out when being tapping on my bench, but there is almost no resistance felt when seating the primer. I tried some CCI primers and there was more resistance, but still not what im used to having with Winchester brass in other rifles that I load for. The only prep done to the pockets was cleaning. Is this common for Federal brass or any WSM brass? Would I be better off using Winchester brass?

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    Re: Federal Brass

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    Is this common for Federal brass? Would I be better off using Winchester brass?
    Yes and yes.
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    Re: Federal WSM Brass

    In my experience loading the 300WSM and the 270WSM the very best brass is Norma. I have used Winchester, Remington, and Federal. Federal does have the reputation of being the softest so the primer pockets could become loose after just one firing, especially since the 270WSM is loaded very hot from the factory. In my experience the best 270WSM brass for the money is Remington.
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    Re: Federal WSM Brass

    Exept for the ''odd'' case I havent had that happen yet. I load Federal premimum and Fusion(both Federal cases) once fired from my rifle(Model-70,fwt, 270wsm). The biggest problemb I have run into is deformed caseneck rims. having to trim before I even load once on a few.
    Was gonna load for 223wssm but traded it before I could. 300+,Win.223wssm brass once fired from my old rifle still sittin here, but compared to the 270wsm federal brass the fed ''looks'' better exept the necks.
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    Re: Federal WSM Brass

    FWIW...Are you sure they were only 1x fired?? I just got a box of brass from a friend to reload for him...federal in 300wsm. Out of 20 rounds 6 had extractor marks. 3 were really shiney. YUP they load em on the edge at the factory. Yet all took new fed215 primers into the pocket without any looseness.
    Are there extractor marks on your brass? Are there more than one?? Re win primers...they almost always seat to ez to suit me...especially the copper colored ones.
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    Re: Federal WSM Brass

    Yep, im sure the brass is only 1x fired. I will shoot a few and see how the pockets are after being shot a couple times.
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