I've read this site and searched over and over about the issue of the claim the the Weatherby Norma brass is "soft". I understand perfectly well what mean when they say it's soft. What I still haven't found an satisfactory answer to is an explanation or answer to this claim. If it's soft is must have something to do with metallurgy. Is the alloy itself soft or inappropiate. Perhaps its a metal temp issue with the alloy. I've read "it's consistant, but it's soft". Can someone offer a real metallurgical explanation of why Norma case life is inferior? The old adage that "it's soft" doesn't cut the cookie for me when I try to research and find an answer to this. Thanks.