Originally Posted by clambdin
Lapua is excellent brass that said I use Nosler brass alot and have great luck with it...Sounds like your rifle likes Nosler brass I would stick with it !
My 700 5R .308 doesn't seem to be too picky....It loves every brand of brass, and every load I've ever shot through it. I'm up to about 190 rounds down the tube and it shoots light's out! Lapua brass, Hornady, Hornady Match, Federal, Nosler.... Think I'll send some more down her this weekend... I love shooting that gun. Send some down the STW, 7Mag, and .257 Wby, too...
And no, I didn't use the clean & shoot break-in proceedure. Nothing wrong with it, I just never have, and never will, unless I get a high-end custom barrel. I shoot some rounds and let it get warm, then let it cool, then continue that for 50 or so rounds and then I scrub the bore polished, then she's good to go! Done that with all my guns and it works fine for me.
My "top brass" loads are all stuffed into Lapua brass. My developing loads are all in cheap old Hornady Match that I've had tons of sitting around for years before I reloaded. I think I'm good on .308 brass for about half the life of the barrel, before I'll need more brass. That'll be a long time! LOL