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Old 01-22-2008, 05:52 PM
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Norma brass, anyne ever loaded it?

I just ordered 50 pieces for my 300wsm. Anyone experience this brass first handed? I only loaded win brass so far, so how does it compare? quality? capacity? uniformity?
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:32 PM
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Norma brass is very good quality. It will have smaller flash holes than most other brass except Lapua. It is relatively uniformly smaller.
The primer pockets will be pretty good and not need much uniforming.

Unless you just want to fool with it then leave the primer pockets and flash hole alone. You probably won't improve it.

Apparently, the alloy composition is slightly different than others and it is softer.

I do not know anything about the volume of Norma vs Winchester.
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:06 PM
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I have used Norma, Rem and Win brass in my 300WSM. The Norma is by far the best of the three. Win brass is just about done after 3 loadings(split necks). Annealing may push it to 5 , but I don't trust it. My 300WSM Norma brass gets annealed after every 3 firings and it lasts a long time. I have one set that has been fired and loaded 9 times and it still looks good. No split necks and no problems at the web. It may cost more than Win brass, but it lasts at least three times as long.
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:11 PM
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I have used Norma, Rem and Win brass in my 300WSM. The Norma is by far the best of the three. Win brass is just about done after 3 loadings(split necks). Annealing may push it to 5 , but I don't trust it. My 300WSM Norma brass gets annealed after every 3 firings and it lasts a long time. I have one set that has been fired and loaded 9 times and it still looks good. No split necks and no problems at the web. It may cost more than Win brass, but it lasts at least three times as long.
how does case capacity compare to win brass?
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:19 AM
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I have went to using Norma brass for all my reloading in 300 WM, 7mm-08, 270 and just love it. On the 5th load on some and still like new. You can't go wrong with it. I don't know on the case capacity, sorry.
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:06 PM
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Norma is all I load for .308 now.

It's as good a Lapua, but as for capacities, I haven't measured them but I highly recommend Norma Brass.
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I use it in my .257AI and I have some in 222. No complaints yet.

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