Re: what makes lapua brass so good??
1: Brass overall quality.
2: Case to case consistency.
3: Lot to lot cosistensy.
4: Primer flash holes are smooth.
One peice of brass from a lot 2 months ago is the same as a piece of brass from a lot 2 years ago. VERY consistent weight/volume as well as VERY consistent brass quality and good quality to boot.
Lapua brass lasts longer for me than other brands and I dont have to adjust my loads for volume issues when switching to a new lot.
To me, this is worth the extra $$.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.