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Makers of fine Brass

 
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Old 02-21-2005, 10:49 AM
 
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Makers of fine Brass

Any favorites between Norma or Lapua Brass. The Norma is in stock for 6.5-284 LApua is not...Anywhere.

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Old 02-21-2005, 12:20 PM
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Re: Makers of fine Brass

Both are excellent brass. Both have drilled primer flash holes and good quality. My 1000 yd buddies like the Norma and say it is a little stronger. I went that way three years ago and have had no problems. Probably price and availability will be the final decider. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Both are excellent brass. Both have drilled primer flash holes and good quality. My 1000 yd buddies like the Norma and say it is a little stronger. I went that way three years ago and have had no problems. Probably price and availability will be the final decider. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

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Well, I prefer Lapua, and I have heard the opposite on case life.

Lapua actually has it in writing on their boxes of brass"...will go 10 loadings or more..."

But you are right--no lapua brass in the country for at least a couple weeks.

Got 6 firings on my lapua now with no end in site...

YMMV,
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Re: Makers of fine Brass

I had no problem getting Lapua 6.5x284 brass, if it dried up I'm unaware of it.

I have read some recent posts indicating inconsistent neck wall thickness in both the Lapua and Norma cases. I have already neck turned all of my Lapua cases and never bothered to check them first. They are very consistent now. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

For what its worth, John Hoover and his family all use Winchester brass in their 1,000yd guns. That's gotta tell ya something. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I believe that Winchester only makes 284 Win brass, not 6.5x284.

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Old 02-21-2005, 05:28 PM
 
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Can you share where you are getting the Lapua Brass?

Joe
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Old 02-21-2005, 07:59 PM
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Re: Makers of fine Brass

Midwayusa has norma brass for the 6.5x284 in stock and the price for 100 is 62.99.
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Re: Makers of fine Brass

I have a lot of both Lapua and Norma 6.5-284 that I use in my 6mm-284, they both weigh virtualy the same my load is interchangable between the two and the only difference I can really tell is when I neck turn for my tight neck chamber, the Lapua is tougher.
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