Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


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

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

Lapua Brass

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-28-2013, 01:40 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 21
Lapua Brass

I just purchased a 260 Rem, and probably start with 140 VLD. Everyone is saying to go with the Lapua brass, how many reloads have y'all gotten out of a case?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-29-2013, 10:38 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,114
Re: Lapua Brass

Quote:
Originally Posted by farpiece View Post
I just purchased a 260 Rem, and probably start with 140 VLD. Everyone is saying to go with the Lapua brass, how many reloads have y'all gotten out of a case?
I doubt everyone's saying to use Lapua brass.

I'd use Winchester or Remington and, properly full length resized with the right die, you should get 25 to 30 reloads per case; easily. Great accuracy, too. Sort 'em into 1/2 grain weight spreads and they'll shoot as good as any other. In my opinion, that is.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-29-2013, 12:43 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 268
Re: Lapua Brass

Lapua is better brass in my opinion, but Bart B is right about blueprinted Winchester Remington being just as accurate.

Not saying it couldn't happen, but I have never had a Remington/Winchester case go 30 rounds...not even close. I would suggest 5-10 to be a more realistic number. I usually pitch Lapua at 10-15 reloads, but you could easily keep going if you wanted. At that many reloads you are looking at completely re-bluepriting the brass...or at least fixing up the neck/dread doughnut.
All of this depends upon pressure. If you load hot any case will be short lived.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-29-2013, 12:56 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,114
Re: Lapua Brass

A friend of mine shot one .308 Win. case 57 times in his match rifle clamped in his machine rest. Sierra 168's over 42 grains of IMR4895 in a Federal case; a max load. Full length sized every time. All of 'em went inside 3/8th inch center to center.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-29-2013, 01:16 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 268
Re: Lapua Brass

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bart B View Post
A friend of mine shot one .308 Win. case 57 times in his match rifle clamped in his machine rest. Sierra 168's over 42 grains of IMR4895 in a Federal case; a max load. Full length sized every time. All of 'em went inside 3/8th inch center to center.
Damn! That is some serious case life!
In Federal brass yet!?

FWIW I can run 46 grains in my rifle and it is right at 60,000psi (I have pressure testing gear).
44.5 grains makes one hole in my rifle.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-29-2013, 03:50 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Alabama
Posts: 5,551
Re: Lapua Brass

Lapua makes excellent brass, from my experience.
__________________
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger

"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith

Ignore everything I say, because I have a reading comprehension and memory problem...

Quote:
Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-29-2013, 04:47 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: pa
Posts: 298
Re: Lapua Brass

if you want the brass to last and push the envelope a little then buy the lapua brand brass, other than that just buy what you can get if your shooting in the safe zone . Lapua has excellent quality brass that will last much longer...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
Do you wear hearing protection while hunting?

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:56 PM.


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