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Unread 02-21-2011, 11:56 PM
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Opinions nad Experience with Hornady Brass

I have never used any of this stuff so I'm looking for your experience with it.

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    Unread 02-22-2011, 05:21 AM
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    I just bought 200 rounds of Hornady brass for my .308 Tikka. I have some test loads ready, but I am waiting for the rifle to get back from XLR Industries. They are using the barrel & action to build a new stock. I really wanted one, but they did not offer one for a Tikka so I lent them mine. I'll let you know how that brass works in a few weeks.
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    Thanks Kansas
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    first and last experience was with .243 brass, almost 50% neck splits on fireforming to .243AI, went back to winchester and have only 1.5% splits on once fired brass.
    Maybe just me, but not worth the price.
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    Re: Opinions nad Experience with Hornady Brass

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    first and last experience was with .243 brass, almost 50% neck splits on fireforming to .243AI, went back to winchester and have only 1.5% splits on once fired brass.
    Maybe just me, but not worth the price.
    buddies of mine experience that same deal on fire forming brass. Several were loosing one in five cases. Now the ones still shooting the .243AI are using 6mm cases with the shoulders pushed back. The case shrinks about .035" to .045", and in the end the necks looses out. These guys seldom loose cases anymore. You could also use 6.5x55 brass or just about anything longer than the 51mm case the .243 uses.

    As for Hornaday brass, I think it's a little softer. All I've used is in .223, and (to me) it seems to be formed slightly better than most Winchester brass I've used in that same caliber. Blackhills was abolutely the worst I've ever used! (it's made by Winchester)
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    Well, it looks like I'm in for some kind of a experience! Hopefully things work out well.
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    I reload for a friend that shoot . 308 and he started with 80 rounds of hornady TAP ammunition and the brass has been great. He has 40 pieces that are on their 8load and still don't need to bee trimmed and the primer pockets are as good as new with mild loads.
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