Question on Norma Brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by JayR, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. JayR

    JayR Active Member

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    I am in a pinch for brass, like most people now, and am putting together a new .284 and trying to gather components. The only brass I can find is Norma 6.5x.284, I don't mind necking it up, I am just curious how hard and durableit is? I have very little experience with it, but from my limited use it seems to be good, although I have limited firings on each casing. I have read that older Norma brass was too soft but with so little options I was hoping the newe rbrass would get decent reviews. Thanks
     
  2. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

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    As far as commercial brass goes, you probably won't find any better then Norma. I have gotten more firings on Norma brass then any other by far. I have some 308 brass, that I have actually forgot how many firings. It doesn't seem to grow, or stretch. Primer pockets are still tight, and necks hold up well. I must add that I have had the same good luck with Lapua brass as well. I formed some awesome 25-06 brass from Lapua 30-06 years ago, and I got tons of use from it.
     

  3. JayR

    JayR Active Member

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    That's good to hear! Thank you for your input
     
  4. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I have had the same experience with both 300WM and 6.5x284 Norma brass. Holds up as well as Lapua.