Lapua-Norma-RWS Brass?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by elkaholic, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys....Does anyone which of these manufacturers makes .270 or .280 brass and how would you rate each? Thanks.......Rich
    p.s. I would also be interested in any European cartridges of the same head dimensions and at least as long as the .270.
     
  2. BountyHunter

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    RWS by a long shot, then Lapua and then Norma

    BH
     

  3. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Do all three make brass for those cartridges?
     
  4. backwoods83

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    you can use 7x68 rws for either.
     
  5. elkaholic

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    Thanks Backwoods! I was looking at that.......Rich
     
  6. elkaholic

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    I just found some specs on the 6.5x68r and the head size is listed at .524" rather than the .470" of the .270/.280??
     
  7. arthurj

    arthurj Well-Known Member

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    That is the rimmed version isn't it? I think there is a standard 6.5x68????
     
  8. backwoods83

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    6.5 and 7x64 plus 6.5 and 7x68 should still be available in the standard non rimmed version with .471 case head and .473 rim, but it may have been discontinued, but i wouldnt know why, they have several different uses as parent cases.
     
  9. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the R is the rimmed version and there is also a std.
     
  10. J E Custom

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    +1

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  11. elkaholic

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    Hi jerry! When I get my latest tooling back, I may have some partition VLD's for you to test if you are interested......Rich