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Old 03-31-2014, 10:00 AM
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Nosler Custom vs Lapau Brass

I have been using Lapau brass for my 6.5-284, but recently purchased some Nosler custom for my 204. The brass seemed good so I ordered some Nosler for my 6.5-284.

Is there any significant differences between the 2 manufactures? I have not fired any of the new brass until I complete my Snyder barrel swap and will then plan to use this brass on the new barrel. One thing I notice is the annealing coloration of the Lapau and no coloration of the Nosler. Any advice on how to take care of the Nolser brass would be much appreciated.
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Re: Nosler Custom vs Lapau Brass

As far as care goes. I don't know if they are annealed from the factory. I have both & use both. One thing I can tell you, the Nosler will not take pressure like Lapua will. Other than that, it's decent.


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Re: Nosler Custom vs Lapau Brass

OK, good info, thanks. That worries me. I may sell this brass with one of the rifles then. I have 100 Lapau with 2 firings. I might want to save that brass for the new barrel. We'll see how it goes.
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OK, good info, thanks. That worries me. I may sell this brass with one of the rifles then. I have 100 Lapau with 2 firings. I might want to save that brass for the new barrel. We'll see how it goes.

My experience tells me your Lapua brass will still be going strong when you've culled most of your Nosler brass. The Nosler has proved very consistent but I cannot recall how much, if any increased consistency was had over the Lapua brass i've had my hands on.


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Re: Nosler Custom vs Lapau Brass

Glad question was posted,saved me $$$$ I shoot a 6x284 .
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Glad question was posted,saved me $$$$ I shoot a 6x284 .

Me too Running Lapua 6.5x284 brass. I use the Nosler in my 22-243.



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Re: Nosler Custom vs Lapau Brass

I have used just about every brand of brass imaginable, and my top 2 favorites are Lapua and Nosler/Norma (Norma makes Nosler's brass for them, but Nosler finishes up the final prep and packaging).

Lapua for my non-belted calibers, and Nosler for all the other calibers Lapua doesn't offer brass for.
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