300 RUM Federal Brass any good?

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  1. Brambles

    Brambles Well-Known Member

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    Is Federal Premium Brass in 300 RUM any good for a 338 edge, seems like Remington is the preferred brass but what about the federal stuff?

    Thanks
     
  2. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Federal brass = great quality
    Remington brass = mediocre to crap

    I bought a bunch of Fed primed unfired new 300 RUM brass when it was available from a vendor several years ago. Great decision.

    If you can get some, do it. In fact, PM me where to get more if you don't mind.
     

  3. durak

    durak Well-Known Member

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    I bought 50 pieces for my 300 RUM - great quality - have 6 reloads on them so far.....
     
  4. toddc

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    If you can find fed stuff I wouldnt tell anyone. I would take out a 2nd mortgage for 2k peices. Lotsa wildcats can be built on 300 brass and Nosler is big $$$$ and too soft for me. RP sucks.
     
  5. B23

    B23 Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't Federal make Nosler's brass for them?
     
  6. toddc

    toddc Well-Known Member

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    Hope not nosler falls to peices with my edge loads. Beautiful brass though.
     
  7. royinidaho

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    Either there is a bunch of hype or you guys are searching enough or this is smoke and mirrors or I've been snookered.....again...

    Looks like a whole crate of the stuff is just waiting to be snapped up @ 2 bucks each with a min of 500 pieces.:rolleyes:

    New Federal .300 RUM Brass
     
  8. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Same place I ordered from a long time ago. Split the order with a fella in Alaska.

    For years they didn't stock it or couldn't get it or both. $2/case is too much though.
     
  9. toddc

    toddc Well-Known Member

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    I havent looked in a while maybe its back. $2 a case is a joke Id buy the nosler and have 0 work for that $$$$
     
  10. Brambles

    Brambles Well-Known Member

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    hopefully I'll be the owner of 250 peices @ $1.30 per by tomorrow
     
  11. Brambles

    Brambles Well-Known Member

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    Any annealing or just running them till the primers fall out?
     
  12. royinidaho

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    How hot are you loading them.

    I load the rem cases an toss them after 5 shots as the primer will not stay in any longer. That is if the case is held upside down the primer hits the ground.:rolleyes:

    Loading a 270 AM at maximum.
     
  13. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    I anneal after every 1 or 2 shots. I enjoy it so I do it.
     
  14. Triple BB

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    I remember when D&L had Federal 300 RUM cases for sale a number of years ago. Think he was selling them for 50 cents a piece or so, but he was charging way too much for shipping. At that time he was based in Gillette, WY. I remember calling him and asked if I could have a friend who lived in Gillette stop by and pick up several hundred rounds. He absolutely refused. I figured pizz on him and skipped. At $2 a case, I'd say the same...