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Old 03-14-2012, 11:28 PM
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Winchester Brass YUCK!

So I have used Winchester Brass for the more common calibers, 30-06, 308, 270, 243 etc. . . for several years, always took a little prep work but all in decent brass. I just picked up a bag of 50 Winchester 25-06 today and 8 pieces had oblong flash holes, not just a little bit, 2 pieces with creases in the neck and 1 piece with a bad shoulder dent. 21% of the purchase was junk, totally unacceptable. I have not purchased Remington brass in a long time because I though it was junk or used to be. What now, when Laupua and Norma is not available? Hornady? Forget you Winchester!!!
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:17 AM
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Re: Winchester Brass YUCK!

I've never purchased a bag of Winchester brass yet but Ive found that I'm not a fan either. The Winchester .223 brass I've collected recently seems to split, crack, chip and just generally not perform well.
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Re: Winchester Brass YUCK!

last few batches of winchester brass i bought were simular to yours.
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Re: Winchester Brass YUCK!

Iíve run into the same situation with Win. brass recently (flash holes, dented shoulders, and deep strait line cuts on the necks). The last bag I bought I tossed 8 in the trash.
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Re: Winchester Brass YUCK!

send them the faulty cases, and they'll send you 50 new ones...
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:09 PM
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I sent them an email, even it they these percentages of good brass are beyond any quality control measures, who would by Winchester factory ammunition if they new this?
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I sent them an email, even it they these percentages of good brass are beyond any quality control measures, who would by Winchester factory ammunition if they new this?
The real sad thing is that Winchester brass used to be the best domestic brass you could buy. I recently found a partial bag of 7 mag brass that had mixed up in a box that was in " storage" since about 1999. Well, that stuff was perfect. I bought several bags of brass last spring, and it was terrible. Off center flash holes, creases in the shoulder that do not fire form out. And most of all, very thin, and neck life is very poor. The brass of yesteryear is much better.


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