7 Mag Brass ??? Which one

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  1. jcmckinney1

    jcmckinney1 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 7 Mag with the below specs.

    Stiller Tac-300
    Obermeyer 26" 1-8.75 twist

    Looking for the best brass to use.

    Will be using Berger 168 gr. VLD's; not sure on which powder.
     
  2. mrb1982

    mrb1982 Well-Known Member

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    I use Winchester. Probably the best stuff I have heard is the Norma stuff. Lapua doesn't make 7mag brass I don't think.
     

  3. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    I use Hornady in my 7mag. and have had very good luck with it.
     
  4. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    I have hundreds of rem, win, hornady sitting in tupperware under my bench. And 100 Nosler in the loading blocks, I don't see the Nosler ever going under the bench.
     
  5. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    Joe, if you have any Hornady 7 rem mag sitting under that bench that hasn't been fired give me a price and send it to In. :D
     
  6. wildhorse1

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    have a new bag of federal brass. I did open and size about half of it. Would trade ya if interested. also have 50 once fired Hornady. pm if interested
     
  7. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    PM sent.
     
  8. jcmckinney1

    jcmckinney1 Well-Known Member

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    So would you rank the brass as below.

    1. Norma
    2. Nosler
    3. Winchester
    4. Remington
    5. Federal
    6. ???
     
  9. Idaho Sawyer

    Idaho Sawyer Well-Known Member

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    I really like norma and nosler. saying that, if you buy 100 win brass (the price of 50 nosler or norma), Weight sort it, clean necks, flash holes, etc. I feel you will have about 60-70 pieces of brass that is way more durable than nosler or norma.
     
  10. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen a meaningful difference in durability since I switched from Rem & win to Nosler If anything I've seen the opposite. What I did notice is that I do not have a need to sort Nosler brass,or debur, trim ect. It comes ready to run, just a visual inspection is all that required. My Win and Rem brass is sorted necks turned the whole 9 yards, Nosler didn't require any of that. so for me I look at it this way. I don't care for the tedious task of brass prep, so if another brand does that for me great!
     
  11. jcmckinney1

    jcmckinney1 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the feedback guys. Going to be working up a load for 168 gr. Bergers as well. I have Fed 215 Mag primers. Still researching what powder will give me the best results.
     
  12. sendero72

    sendero72 Well-Known Member

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    Try H-1000 or Retumbo to start.
     
  13. 7 loader

    7 loader Well-Known Member

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    HATE fed like Hornady. IMR 7828 not the best but good load for temp from 90 to 15 deg F.
     
  14. deathwobble

    deathwobble Well-Known Member

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    nosler makes good stuff pretty consistant