Frontier/Hornady Brass JUNK???

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by dlebeck, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. dlebeck

    dlebeck Well-Known Member

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    Well I don't know if I am just unlucky or if the brass that Hornady is using, Frontier head stamp is junk. But I am having tons of problems with at least the 300win mag brass. Can't get a batch of brass with a consistent neck thickness, the cases are short in my opion and I guess I just am not sure. I have used this same brand of brass in 30 06 and 7mm08 and have not noticed these problems. What if any is your experince with this brass. I guess I will have to spend the BIG BUCKs and buy Lapua.

    Doug

    Oh ya, case neck and loaded round run out is horific. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif
     

  2. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

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    I have the same exact scenario. Frontier Brass sucks for sure in 300 WM. I had every single case fail after 3 firings with 0.002" bump. Brass is definately not worth messing with. I also had some, roughly 35%, fail in .270 WW cases with not only casehead separation, but I had some separate about a cm ahead of the rim. I would rather use Berdan primed cases, drill them out and do all that than mess with Frontier/Hornady brass. I am not bitter, the brass just sucks.
     

  3. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    I'd pretty much agree, you're "polishing a turd" messing with some of the lower quality brass.
     
  4. dlebeck

    dlebeck Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so tell me how you really feel /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    So, do you guys know anybody that wants a good deal on a ton of Frontier Brass??? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    Doug
     
  5. jax338

    jax338 Active Member

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    sewwhat89,
    I had the same problem with the WW brass in .270. Started to separate. I thought I had something wrong with the chamber in my gun, then when I changed brass this problem was solved.
     
  6. kraky2

    kraky2 Well-Known Member

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    I bought some of their match grade brass for 300 wby cause it was pretty cheap compared to real wby brass. It loaded up beautiful. Very little runnout with virtually no case prep and every bullet felt like it seated with the same tension. I was very happy. Then I went to the range and found out that even mild loads of say 3200 fps w/180 grain bullets was ruining the primer pockets. They got loose faster than anything I'd ever seen. I called them and the guy said I must be way over pressure. I said same chrono same speed with other brass and many reloads without primer pocket failure. I had a couple of boxes of that brass (brand new on my shelf) with different lot numbers but no matter what lot number I used the primer pockets went to heck in a load or two. Guess I'm done with it too!!