Originally Posted by Korhil78
Unfortunately it is the norm with both remington and winchester. That is why most people have gone to Nosler, Lapua and Norma brass. You can give them a call and let them know how unhappy you are with the brass that you bought and they will probably send you a coupon for another 100 brass. That is about all you can do. They don't seem to care as long as people are willing to pay the cheaper price to get the crappier brass.
Lets not forget Starline, Sarch (Top-Gun) and Federal as go to sources. personally, I have really good results with Federal. If it's good enough for the armed services, it's good enough for me.
I keep hearing that Joyce Hornady brass is soft at the base, I presume in larger magnum cartridges. I haven't found that to be true in smaller cases and have had no primer dropout/loosening issues, in fact I have some Hornady brass on it's 6th go around with no issues other than case elongation.
Dented case mouths on bottleneck (and some straight walled pistol cartridges) can occur in handling, especially in retail for sale on rack packaging where stuff gets tossed (literally) through many hands. Like the poster said, resize-reform prior to loading, that's sop for me and should be for anyone.
You never want to take bulk brass and load without checking/resizing or inspecting because you never know what it went through ptior to you purchasing it.......
Neck cracks are another issue. That has to do with the alloy the cartridges are made from, if never fired and an indication of cheaply manufactured cases among other things.