Impressed with Rem brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by midwesthunter, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. midwesthunter

    midwesthunter Well-Known Member

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    I just got a new bag of a 100 Rem .223 brass to do some lader test with. Last night I started measuring all the cases and was surprised with the OAL to be with in .003 of each other. With 90 of them being exactly the same, and only 2 were .002 under, and 2 cases were unuseable. That left 6 that were .001 biger then the average. I will be loading 69 grain SMK's with CCI primers and H335, Varget, BLC2, and RE7. Tonite Im throwing powder and hopefully the wind will calm down and I can do some testing.
     
  2. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    good to know. I may be in the market for some brass soon. Thanks for posting
     

  3. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    I sometimes get amused by web posters loudly proclaiming that one brand of brass is junk and another if very good, etc. Actually, it's all pretty good when the machines have new dies and have recently been overhauled/adjusted. As things wear it degrades a bit of course. Meaning that how good any individual lot of cases is depends on luck as much as brand or price paid. :D
     
  4. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    I used to have the same issues with peg board when building Sportsmans Warehouses. as long as you use out of 1 stack only theyre great. as soon as you open a new unit, your screwed.
    Also handy info. thanks boomtube
     
  5. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    Good points. Best brass doesn't always follow brand.
     
  6. BountyHunter

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    No but it normally does. No one has accused Rem of leading the pack compared to others, particularily in long life and consistency across the board.:D

    BH
     
  7. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    The best brass I've come across is Win reloading brass in WSSM.
    The worst brass I've seen was a lot of Lapua 6br.

    Ultimately, anyone should go with the best they can find, and they should have all they'll need of it, before filling out the reamer print.
     
  8. MSLRHunter

    MSLRHunter Well-Known Member

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    I just received 150 winchester 300 win mag brass and it was pretty consistent as far as OAL goes. Have also used the Nosler brass in 7mmRemMag and have been pleased with it as well.