There's some haters out there. I've never used Lapua brass, but I Love Norma (Nosler) brass.
My favorite brass I've Ever used is Nosler. Hands down. (300Wsm) I can load them hot, durring load work up, & they hold thier primer pockets better than any other brass I've used yet. (66+gr of RL-17 under a 180gr in the 300 WSM
for over 3100fps!) I've backed down to 65 for my accuracy load, but I'm on load 4+ with these. Pockets are great.
The absolute worst junk brass I've ever used is Hornady (300Wby). Split cases, loose pockets, case head seperation, cases stuck in dies, ripped heads off. All factory Hornady brass once fired from my rifle. 1 reload & strait into the trash can. All 6 boxes of it were crap. Lesson learned. Never again.
*Now I Have heard good things about Hornady brass in non belted cartridges like 308 or -06 parent case cartridges, & strait wall cartriges*
And Rem, Win, Win Nickel, Wby(Norma), & Federal factory have all been hit & miss. 270Wsm, 30-06, 300Wsm 300Win, 300Wby, 338Win. Some pretty darn good too. I've got 6 loads on some Fed. 270Wsm brass. They seriously need annealing, but are still goin strong.
Strange how some folks have complete opposite experiences.
Best of luck to you
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