300 RUM Norma Brass

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  1. scsims

    scsims Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have an updates on using this brass? I would be using it in a .338 Edge.

    I know there is some really good brass being offered by Defensive Edge, but the Norma is quite a bit cheaper.
     
  2. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    Didn't know Norma made 300 RUM brass. They don't show it on their website. Where are you finding it?
     

  3. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

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    AZ, yeah, they do make it, and actually they make it in short and long action as well. Sinclair has it, but would you believe it, it's backordered! Imagine that!
     
  4. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    Went to Sinclair Int. I found 300 SAUM but no 300 RUM made by norma.
    If it is there I am gonna feel stupid.
     
  5. scsims

    scsims Well-Known Member

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  6. AZShooter

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    Thanks for the link.
     
  7. Elkhunter1983

    Elkhunter1983 Well-Known Member

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    Cmon sims, why are you spreading the word on those guys? They are my ace in the hole for good affordable brass even during the craze going on right now. We don't need more people on there. (not being serious)
     
  8. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    You might find, as many who shoot the 338 Lapua case, that paying the extra $ for stouter cases is actually cheaper in the long run as there is often less case prep and much longer life.
     
  9. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    I am going with Shawns new Edge brass...it's 3.00 a piece, but is supose to be awsome brass. i am going to beat up my rem brass first since I already had it prepped. I will do my final load work with the new stuff. I just started break in of the bbl last nbight.
     
  10. Kiwi Greg

    Kiwi Greg Well-Known Member

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    I did a 338 brass test a month or so ago, in a short Edge.

    I tested Federal, Norma, Nosler, old & new Remington & Bertram.

    The Federal was the softest & had the smallest head before firing so had loose pockets pretty quick.

    The Norma & Nosler are the same very nice brass & produced the best velocity for powder weight used but showed pressure before the Remington.

    The Bertram brass showed pressure earlier than the Remington but as the head is the biggest & didn't have far to expand so the pockets were still very tight, it has a thinner neck which is a consideration with bushing dies, easy to fix with a smaller bush.

    The Remington was still the best all round brass for the Edge in my opinion, all things considered.

    It won't last as long as the Bertram, but is cheaper & easier & will still provide an acceptable life if you don't give it a hiding

    I have used quite a bit of Bertram brass in various calibres & really like it :cool:
     
  11. scsims

    scsims Well-Known Member

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    Short Edge? Is that just a saum necked up?
     
  12. Kiwi Greg

    Kiwi Greg Well-Known Member

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    Soory should have been more specific

    Short barrelled Edge 23.5" barrel.
     
  13. ultraedge

    ultraedge Well-Known Member

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    Kiwi Greg, How many reloads did you get from the Remington vs the Bertram brass? Did you shoot 300gr bullets and if so what was the load? How was the consistency of the neck wall thickness on the Bertram brass? Do you neck turn the Remington or the Bertram brass? Thanks, Gary
     
  14. Kiwi Greg

    Kiwi Greg Well-Known Member

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    Hi Gary.
    I have only shot a couple of bits of Bertram brass 5-6 times.
    For the tests I didn't use bushing dies as all the brass has different thickness necks, I normally do.
    I have got about 250-300 bits of RP brass I used with my first Edge, it has been fired at least 5 times on average & is still in good condition, I neck turned that lot.
    The Norma/Nosler has thicker necks so is nicer to neck turn.
    Yes I only shoot 300s, SMKs, Gen I, II & I have some Elite Hunters to try sometime.
    I don't use the Edge personally much these days except clients rifles.
    I have been playing with bigger capacity 338s & 375s lately.
    Cheers Greg.