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Making 300 RUM cases out of Norma 404 Jeffery cases?

 
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Old 03-28-2005, 10:17 PM
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Re: How to get high quality 300, 338 RUM brass?

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You might talk to Ian M, one of our moderators. He's a canadian, and is well versed in getting "gun stuff" into the frozen north.
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Old 03-29-2005, 04:49 AM
 
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Re: How to get high quality 300, 338 RUM brass?

I had also thought about using 404 jeffrey brass for my 338 ultra.What is the case head size on a 404? I might be able to turn them down on a lathe. Thanks.
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Old 03-29-2005, 07:45 PM
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Re: How to get high quality 300, 338 RUM brass?

404 Jeffery 300 RUM
Head 0.5450 Head 0.5500
Rim 0.5430 Rim 0.5340

Here are the differences.I believe Federal now makes 300RUM brass.
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Re: Making 300 RUM cases out of Norma 404 Jeffery cases?

Don UT,
Help me understand, I have a plain Remington 300 RUM I shoot remington brass and is very accurate, usually my first two shots go into one hole and 3 shots within 1/2" if I do my job. Why then would any one need better brass? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Re: Making 300 RUM cases out of Norma 404 Jeffery cases?

Mainly time and effort, plus case life.

I have to cull out about 20% of the Remington brass that is way out when sorting. It shoots poorly before fire forming, (I can get sub 1/3 inch groups with lapua brass right out of the box with ZERO case prep!), it doesn't last nearly as long as Winchester / Norma / Lapua brass, about half the case life, and the necks are simply horrible (concentricity and wall thickness).

This isn't just with the 300 RUM, but virtually every bag of Remington brass I have purchased in the last 10 months or so. I had several cases with massively deformed necks / shoulders, some that I couldn't even use due to deformity or neck wall thickness that was 'unturnable'. It is like they don't even inspect them.
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