8mm Mag Brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Highland, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Highland

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    I read over on another board a complaint about Remington 8 Mag brass being soft.

    I have used and loaded for a couple 8's and don't remember having problems with it...is the newer brass softer maybe?

    I am building a 6.5mmSTW and one of the reasons I went with it is that I still have a few hundred rounds of 8 Mag brass plus a couple hundred pieces of7mmSTW brass.

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  2. Highland

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    Yeah, kinda what I thought.
     

  3. larrywillis

    larrywillis Well-Known Member

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    Highland ...........

    Rifle cases should be fairly soft at the neck. What symptoms was he having?

    - Innovative
     
  4. Highland

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    Story was that he was fireforming to 300 Jarrett, then two "mild loads" and the primer pockets were opening up.

    I'm thinking his "mild" loads weren't so mild.

    I have no idea about how he was reloading but I know I haven't found Remington 8mm Mag brass all that problematical. But I check and double check load recommendations, use a chrono and still toss brass around the fifth of sixth loading.

    I was just wondering if anyone else had seen a problem with it.