I was in my local gun shop yesterday and they had 6 boxes, 25 each, of 7 STW Nosler Custom Brass. I've got 60 rounds of Nosler Custom Brass now but need some more. The problem is that the brass is priced at $70 per 25 piece box. That seemed pretty harsh. The brass I have now was bought as loaded ammo so I checked the price on that. The four boxes they had of Nosler Custom ammo loaded with Nosler 140 gr. Partitions were $64 per box of twenty. This is the same load that I bought to get the brass I have and it's accurate. I used it to break in my barrel. The first round down range pierced an AR500 silhouette like a drill bit. I forgot about the 3000 fps rule on AR500 steel. With the 3300 fps muzzle velocity, I don't even shoot the 300 yard steel. I only shoot steel at 500 and 1000 yards. I can get loaded ammo for almost the same price as brass, but I'm loading the Berger 180 gr. VLDs in this rifle. I'd probably just shoot the rounds at the range to get the brass. That's fun and all, but its also wear and tear on the barrel. So, which should I buy?