Originally Posted by cowboy
If my experience with 280AI brass in both Nosler and Norma is any indication the answer is NO. The Nosler brass that comes preformed is far superior to fire forming Norma brass out of regular 280 Rem brass - I don't care who makes Nosler brass - I am a very satisfied with it.
Seems like I heard that it was Hornaday that made Nosler brass. If not then it's Winchester. The reason you had trouble fire forming Norma brass is that it's a little thicker and harder than the normal grades of Winchester or Remington brass normally used. I've fire formed a lot of Norma brass without a hitch, but you must use a very stiff load with the case absolutly secured in the chamber. Just jamming the bullet is not good enough