How good is Remington Brass?

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  1. Jinx

    Jinx Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I need to buy brass for my 264 Win Mag and the only brass available at the moment in South Africa is Remington. Is it any good in terms of weight and life span?

    Any comments welcome.
     
  2. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    On one hand you have Remington brass....on the other hand you have NO BRASS. Is it the "best"....I doubt it...but you got no choice!!
     

  3. Beluebow

    Beluebow Well-Known Member

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    Its better than Winchester but not as good as Norma IMO.
     
  4. Jinx

    Jinx Well-Known Member

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    Well put!! Or I can place an order with an importer of a minimum of 10 000 cases at $1.5 per case. Our government has and import tax of 50%.
     
  5. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Over a threshold amount I think of $100.00 USD. I export stuff to Oz all the time. I'd have to check on that however. Duty thresholds change often.

    Buy it but weigh each cartridge for uniformity and discard the odd ones.
     
  6. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Remington brass will do just fine. You will have more work at the loading bench but it's not bad. Like 'flip said, sort your brass, use the most uniform for hunting, ELR etc & use the less consistent for practice, fowling, zero check etc. or just toss it.


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  7. RTK

    RTK Well-Known Member

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    I've used Remington brass for years and have had good results with it.
     
  8. FAL Shot

    FAL Shot Well-Known Member

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    I pick Remington over Winchester if recently manufactured. If it is at least several years old, then Winchester is probably better than Remington. Norma or Nosler is better than either. Nosler is usually rebranded Norma and costs less than Norma. Don't overlook buying something like Sellier & Bellot at a bargain price for fireforming and saving the brass. Cheaper than buying all the components separately for fireforming. Another brand to buy is Fiocchi now that they have a factory in Missouri. S&B and Fiocchi make some very nice brass with good tight primer pockets.

    Lake City and Federal weigh out the same and are both ATK companies. Both are good.

    Remington brass is harder than recent Winchester brass. I would polish the cases first before running new Remington brass through resizing dies. The only cases I have ever stuck are new Remington cases. After fireforming, Remington resizes just fine.

    Nosler just added 7x57mm Mauser to their brass line, so I would pick it over Remington or Winchester if buying new brass. The Nosler brass list keeps growing, so if you like Norma quality I would go there.

    Remington brass is very thick in the web area. Water capacity is less than Norma or Winchester. As long as you anneal the necks, it should last about as long as Norma.
     
  9. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Remmy brass is the worst of the lot. But if its treated well it will do the job.

    I prefer Win brass over all other US made commercial brass.

    I'm forced to use Rem brass in my 338 RUM and 270 Allen Mag. Both shoot well at top velocities but I have about 20 pounds of Rem brass that made it for an average of around 6 shots.

    Load them like a sane person and they will do very will.
     
  10. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Roy....

    At our age, multiple reloads are optional.:D