338 EDGE Brass. Nosler or Remmy?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Idaho Sawyer, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. Idaho Sawyer

    Idaho Sawyer Well-Known Member

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    Got an EDGE build on the way and I would like to start prepping brass. I have used Nosler brass in the past and had very good luck with but it seems that a lot of guys are using Remmy brass. Which one is your favorite and why? Has anyone weighed the two or done some type of case capacity test? thanks, Brent
     
  2. LongBomber

    LongBomber Well-Known Member

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    I have used both, and I have both an edge and a 300rum. Guys talk about how the Nosler brass is soft, but I get several loadings from them. I don't try and push the book max in the 300, as my accuracy load is a half grain under book max (200gr accubond). I normally try for a load with the smallest vertical spread not just the highest velocity. Now I stick to Rem brass in my 300 and Nosler in my edge.

    I weighed cases for consistency but I did not check Nosler vs Rem. The Noslers were all within a half grain per box of 50 (I have 3 boxes, likely enough to wear out the barrel with). The remingtons went up to 2 grains difference.

    In Nosler brass I have pushed the berger hybrid with loads from 90-95gr of H-1000 with no primer pocket issues, however I ran into the bullet slump issue at 94.5gr. I run 92gr of H-1000 behind the hybrid and have 5 loadings on one set of brass.
     

  3. Idaho Sawyer

    Idaho Sawyer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks longbomber. With that being said I'll start necking up the box of noslers that I have.