Nosler Custom vs Lapau Brass

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  1. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

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    I have been using Lapau brass for my 6.5-284, but recently purchased some Nosler custom for my 204. The brass seemed good so I ordered some Nosler for my 6.5-284.

    Is there any significant differences between the 2 manufactures? I have not fired any of the new brass until I complete my Snyder barrel swap and will then plan to use this brass on the new barrel. One thing I notice is the annealing coloration of the Lapau and no coloration of the Nosler. Any advice on how to take care of the Nolser brass would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Outlaw6.0

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    As far as care goes. I don't know if they are annealed from the factory. I have both & use both. One thing I can tell you, the Nosler will not take pressure like Lapua will. Other than that, it's decent.


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  3. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

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    OK, good info, thanks. That worries me. I may sell this brass with one of the rifles then. I have 100 Lapau with 2 firings. I might want to save that brass for the new barrel. We'll see how it goes.
     
  4. Outlaw6.0

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    My experience tells me your Lapua brass will still be going strong when you've culled most of your Nosler brass. The Nosler has proved very consistent but I cannot recall how much, if any increased consistency was had over the Lapua brass i've had my hands on.


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  5. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Glad question was posted,saved me $$$$ I shoot a 6x284 .
     
  6. Outlaw6.0

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    Me too :cool: Running Lapua 6.5x284 brass. I use the Nosler in my 22-243.



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  7. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I have used just about every brand of brass imaginable, and my top 2 favorites are Lapua and Nosler/Norma (Norma makes Nosler's brass for them, but Nosler finishes up the final prep and packaging).

    Lapua for my non-belted calibers, and Nosler for all the other calibers Lapua doesn't offer brass for.
     
  8. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

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    I bought a 100 for my 204 and it destroys the Hornady brass. Good stuff for the 204 in my limited experience.

    My process is better to keep brass alive. I was able to get 8-10 reloads out of my first lot of lapau in my 6.5-284. I was not taking care of the brass correctly though. I think I will be able to get 12-14 with better annealing, body die, neck die, and maintaining better pressures. I found I was not keeping the proper head space and was hammering the primer pockets.

    I do like the fact the nosler brass is already sorted and preped. Makes life a little easier for sure. Now, just waiting for the new barrel.