Lapua Brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by farpiece, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. farpiece

    farpiece Active Member

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    I just purchased a 260 Rem, and probably start with 140 VLD. Everyone is saying to go with the Lapua brass, how many reloads have y'all gotten out of a case?
     
  2. Bart B

    Bart B Well-Known Member

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    I doubt everyone's saying to use Lapua brass.

    I'd use Winchester or Remington and, properly full length resized with the right die, you should get 25 to 30 reloads per case; easily. Great accuracy, too. Sort 'em into 1/2 grain weight spreads and they'll shoot as good as any other. In my opinion, that is.
     

  3. X-man

    X-man Well-Known Member

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    Lapua is better brass in my opinion, but Bart B is right about blueprinted Winchester Remington being just as accurate.

    Not saying it couldn't happen, but I have never had a Remington/Winchester case go 30 rounds...not even close. I would suggest 5-10 to be a more realistic number. I usually pitch Lapua at 10-15 reloads, but you could easily keep going if you wanted. At that many reloads you are looking at completely re-bluepriting the brass...or at least fixing up the neck/dread doughnut.
    All of this depends upon pressure. If you load hot any case will be short lived.
     
  4. Bart B

    Bart B Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine shot one .308 Win. case 57 times in his match rifle clamped in his machine rest. Sierra 168's over 42 grains of IMR4895 in a Federal case; a max load. Full length sized every time. All of 'em went inside 3/8th inch center to center.
     
  5. X-man

    X-man Well-Known Member

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    Damn! That is some serious case life!
    In Federal brass yet!?

    FWIW I can run 46 grains in my rifle and it is right at 60,000psi (I have pressure testing gear).
    44.5 grains makes one hole in my rifle.
     
  6. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Lapua makes excellent brass, from my experience.
     
  7. snowpro440

    snowpro440 Well-Known Member

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    if you want the brass to last and push the envelope a little then buy the lapua brand brass, other than that just buy what you can get if your shooting in the safe zone . Lapua has excellent quality brass that will last much longer...
     
  8. farpiece

    farpiece Active Member

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    Thanks everyone, didn't mean everyone on LRH was saying to use Lapua, just a few guys at the range.