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Unread 03-13-2008, 09:50 PM
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Winchester vs. Remington Brass

Well it's time for some new brass for a 300 Win Mag and 270 WSM. What have you guys had more luck with, Remington or Winchester?
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Unread 03-13-2008, 10:27 PM
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Of those two brands, Winchester.
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Unread 03-13-2008, 10:51 PM
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Moman, don't wast your time with Remington or Winchester brass. Spend the money on Norma Brass. Norma brass will;

1. Allow you to shoot higher pressure loads for higher velocity and better performance.

2. Allow for less time prepping brass.

3. Last longer, you get about 9 to 10 firings with Norma 270 WSM. You will only get about 3 to 4 firings with Winchester or Remington brass before it turns to junk.

4. Allow your rifle to shoot more accurately.

5. Much better consistancy

I am not saying Remington or Winchester wont work, it will, just not as good as Norma Brass. If you use Remington or Winchester brass, you will have to spend a bunch of time, cleaning necks, uniforming flash holes, uniforming primer pockets, trimming, ect.

Remington and Winchester have been falling down on the QC (Quality Control). I would highly recommend Norma Brass, and I bet you will get much better results. Sure, it's going to cost more up front but it will be cheaper and worth it in the long run.

You can get Norma 270 WSM Brass, at MidwayUSA, for $94.00 for a box of 100. I know it's $40.00 more than the Winchester or Remington brass, but it's worth it.

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Unread 03-14-2008, 10:06 AM
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Of the two options the winchester is the better of the two , depending on what your wanting the brass to do their are better options.
for the 300 Winchester , Lapua cost about $1.50 a piece but it'll last the life of the barrel and its absolutly the best available , zero case prep is needed.

For the 270 WSM , while Norma brass is very consistant its very expensive and if you run anyplace close to top end pressures it won't last 5 reloads due to being very soft. You can buy 300 pieces of Winchester brass sort it out , match prep it and you'll end up 100 pieces of great brass , the only other thing that you will need to do it aneal the necks or they'll start to split after 4-5 reloads.
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Unread 03-14-2008, 10:14 AM
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I use alot of both and IMO they are about equal in quality. Both produce about the same case life and both provide excellent accuracy for cheap brass.

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Unread 03-14-2008, 03:26 PM
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Thanks guys. I've been hearing that the Winchester is the better of the two, but wanted some opinions from this site. Wildcat, I am going to look into better brass as well. I may just at least try it in one caliber to compare. Thanks.
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Unread 03-14-2008, 04:56 PM
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I don't know about Norma or Lapua brass, but I have been getting 15 to 20 reloads with my Remington brass for 25-06 and 30-06 . These have been fairly hot loads too , not seeing any split necks. End up throwing them away when the primer pocket seems to get loose when seating primers. I have been full length resizing every 5 loads, otherwise just neck sizing. Bought once fired brass for 0.10/each. It took a little time to uniform primer pockets,deburr flash holes and trim, but I figured I would have to do that anyway even if I had bought new brass. So far I have had good luck with Remington brass.
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