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what .308 brass to get??

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Old 04-23-2009, 03:30 PM
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what .308 brass to get??

what .308 brass should i try and get??? winchester, federal match, hornaday, lapua????

please help me with info.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:11 PM
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Re: what .308 brass to get??

My experience with brass in general is that the order of preference is

1. RWS
2. Lapua
3. Norma
4. Sorted Winchester

If you go the Winchester route you will need about 300 cases to get two batches of 75 that are usable. The other 150 will need to be discarded. The two batches will need to be prepped and kept separate forever and forever.

I have never tried Federal Match but it has a really good reputation for factory loaded which means it must be fairly good quality. I would test it at see if it needs to be sorted.
I have not tired Hornady but I have tried Nosler and I finally just threw all 100 pieces away.

If you go up into the video section you will see that my kids have a very low tolerance to my sloppy reloading habits. Really and truly I would not do half the things I do when reloading if it was not for them wanting to shoot better than I reload.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:24 AM
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Re: what .308 brass to get??

what do you do to prep the winchester brass?? im not into that weighing them thing. i do length and resize. im going to put 175mk bullets in them also.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:03 AM
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Re: what .308 brass to get??

Lapua, Nosler. In that order.
Originally Posted by Broz View Post
Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

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Old 04-24-2009, 12:28 PM
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Re: what .308 brass to get??

what makes lapua soo good??? i might get some of that i think.
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