I just wanted to update anyone who I might have encouraged to get this brass, that I believe from my work yesterday that this brass was not properly heat treated and is brittle. That is why I believe it has the high incidence of neck splits and laps. As I have continued working with the 2 groups of brass that was in my batch, about 60% LR brass and 40% mixed 10, 11 and 12 year crimped primer non LR brass, I have found a significant number of shells with the neck defect. Right now, I don't think it makes sense for me to reload these as is, without at the very least doing a neck anneal, which I am not setup for. In addition, I am reluctant to work this brass in any die prior to annealing since I believe the fallout could become a lot higher. I paid $159/500 or $31.80/100 which is close to the price of commercial brass (if it was actually available). Right now, I doubt this brass would be suitable for reloading after a single firing and a significant number may split on firing. For the moment, after cleaning and depriming all this stuff and removing the tar from the neck with naptha and an earbud (which worked perfectly, BTW and makes seeing some of the neck issues clearer too) I am pretty disappointed. I did the usual perusal of the on line reloading supply houses and snagged 300 Lapua Palma brass cases on Midway, since it is the first new quality 308 Brass I have seen in 3 months. My entire objective was to develop some decent 308 long distance loads using 185 and 215 gr berger bullets and I am not going to risk this process with sub standard brass. If I can anneal the necks. I may do a series of multiple cartridge reloads to see how long it goes before it splits to decide what I will ultimately use it for. Worst case scenario, it becomes "leave in the field" brass for my FAL.