Quality .300 RUM Brass? Fed, Nos or Rem?

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  1. Nitroman

    Nitroman Well-Known Member

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    Got the call this evening: my gunsmith is starting work on my .300. I want to order 100 new cases and get them all prepped up for when it arrives.

    Who is making the most consistent/best .300 RUM brass right now?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    I would go with the nosler brass and then Remington. Winchester brass has been so crappy for a while that I don't even look at it as an option anymore.
     

  3. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    I have used the Nosler custom brass in my 300 RUM and I had good groups using it . Another plus is you have very little prep time with it . On a negative note tho , I couldnt load it hot at all because it would show pressure signs finally someone on this site tld me that the Nosler brass is softer than the remington brass thats why I was getting pressure issues with it. I have started using remington brass and its been pretty good thus far. Good luck with your decision.
     
  4. Nitroman

    Nitroman Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sir, that is what I was looking for. I'll buy Rem brass then.
     
  5. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Correct me if i'm (it's happened once or twice:D), you might try the search function here but, IIRC there is a thread discussing the introduction of 300RUM brass from NORMA. If so, that would be a better choice yet.

    If not, Rem brass works just fine, I'm using it in my 338RUM. A little more work, but seems strong enough.
     
  6. Nitroman

    Nitroman Well-Known Member

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    Found the post, did a web search, Norma USA shows loaded ammo on the case with "information coming soon" but no brass. Web search revealed no RUM brass by Norma for sale.
     
  7. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Well-Known Member

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    Bigbuck, I have discovered the same thing in my RUM with NC brass. Very consistent and nice stuff but it is softer than Remington. My rifle seems to be the most accurate when at max load and the NC shows pressure signs sooner than the Remington brass. Rem brass for me will require neck turning and flashing hole tapering in addition to the regular prep steps before I am satisfied with it.
     
  8. tmfisher57

    tmfisher57 Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^^ Me too! I just use the Remington in mine and it shoots great! It's cheaper and my local guy stocks it. Needs prep as stated above but that's a part of reloading.
     
  9. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    Another thing that sold me on the remmy brass was that Shawn carlock uses it and if it is good enough for him then its good enough for me:) If you guys havent bought his reloading video it is a great watch . Also has one hunt at the end. Sorry didnt mean to get off topic from the post but felt it was worth mentioning.

    have a good day!
     
  10. BlackKnight755

    BlackKnight755 Well-Known Member

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    I'm with alot of these guys, Remington brass is better suited for the max loads I feed my RUM. Primer pockets loosen up after 2 firings on some of the other stuff and also pressure signs. I sometimes get 5 firings on the Remington before I have to put it in the recycle bucket (but some of it has to go after only 3 firings too).

    BTW, has anyone ever tried the RWS brass? If so is it better than the other brass we get for the RUM or is it about the same?
     
  11. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    I've heard very little about RWS, but the little I have heard has all been well into the positive. Are they offering RUM brass? I must have missed that....
     
  12. BlackKnight755

    BlackKnight755 Well-Known Member

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    I thought that I saw some a year or so back but I may have been mistaken. I thought that I read that they have runs of it from time to time... again could be my mistake, that was alot of reading gone by and my memory has glitches from time to time... :D
     
  13. sledder1

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    Norma just released 300 RUM brass. I have some on the way and I will be using it in a 7 RUM. Hopefully it will as good as the other calibers of Norma brass that I have used. I will post a review when I get a few firings. I have been using Nosler and Remington brass thus far and I have to agree that once I sort, neck turn and prep the Remington brass, it's as good or better than the Nosler
     
  14. gaps

    gaps Well-Known Member

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    I know this is an old thread but is Remington and Nosler the only choices for brass? If so, is Remington the better choice? Thanks for any help!