I looked up the post and found it under "Long Range Hunting"
dated 09/03/07 by StricklyRUM.
Very interesting, So I decided to do some "Jethro Math" and
see what a comparison of Rem, Fed, nosler & other brass would
show as far as price.
And as far as how many fireing's I can get, I dont worry about
that anymore because Blowing primers and cutting bolt faces
doesen't appeal to me any more,so I just get a bigger case if
I want more velocity.
I just recently bought 150 rounds of Remingtion 375 RUM brass
and only culled 11 ( more than 1 grain +/- the weight I wanted.
But nosler does not make 375 RUM brass so I used the tried and
true 3006 Springfield for compairson.
The results were as follow's
100 rounds of REM brass (weight sorted) .34 cents Ea counting culls
100 rounds of Nosler brass (weight sorted) .75 cents Ea
100 rounds of Fed brass not weight sorted .38 cents Ea
100 rounds of Lapua brass not weight sorted .72 cents Ea
100 rounds of Norma brass not weight sorted .62 cents Ea
100 rounds of Win brass not weight sorted .30 cents Ea
I enjoy preping my brass so no matter what kind of brass I
buy I all ways check it befor I use it.
Dont get me wrong I use a lot of nosler products and think
they are one of the best out there !!
Note!! I went to one source to get the price's so an apple to
apple comparison could be made.
Just for fun here's my rating for each brand as far as use goes. Noting that I've only used Nosler, Rem and Win cases and some years ago something call DWM. The order is my tho'ts based on that experience and from reading this forum. Nosler was used in a 270 AM and it didn't cut the mustard. No value engineering applied just off of the top of my head.
"Rem brass is not nearly as pretty, that's for sure. However, with some work, you can get it looking pretty good, especially with some time in the case tumbler, trimming, sizing, etc. The Nosler stuff just seemed soft to me, but very pretty. I was a little frustrated with this too and decided to call Nosler about it. Not much info as I tried to press the tech for who the manufacurer was. My guess is it's Norma. But I was told that Nosler brass is made in 2 factories outside the US. It is then 'prettied' up (trimmed, flash holes deburred) across the street from Nosler in Oregon. Who those 2 offshore factories are is another question. Sure wish we could get Lapua to make some 300RUM brass as the Nosler does not seem to be holding up to the pressure that even the REM brass will."
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I can tell you this about nosler brass, while loading for my 6.5 Gibbs, pockets in the nosler brass become noticeably looser than remington or winchester with 61 gr of re22 after 1 firing, even though velocity is about the same.