what is the hardest brass

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  1. moosehead7

    moosehead7 Member

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    I just want to know what the hardest brass is

    Remington
    Weatherby
    Hornady

    Between these three, thanks
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Well, it sure ain't Wby, Hornaday is pretty soft usually too, but I am not sure if Rem is much harder than Hornaday. But my best guess would be the Rem.

    Jeff
     

  3. royinidaho

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    Those are a pretty poor choice of 3 to pick from.

    None of them are very useful if loading extreme.

    I'm with Jeff on the remmy of the 3.
     
  4. moosehead7

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    What is better then, I know lapua doesn't make for the 300 weatherby, but who else.
     
  5. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    Nosler is making brass for the 30 roy aren't they?? I know they are making 300 h@h brass; you could always go oldschool and blow out some of those if you can't find better...
     
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    cmorsch Well-Known Member

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    What about Norma?
     
  7. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Same as Wby. Norma makes Wby brass. I even had a batch of 300 wby norma brass once that was so soft I finally chucked it.

    Jeff
     
  8. FAL Shot

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    Remington is the hardest of those three.

    Norma (Nosler) or Lapua wiil be your best bet for good brass.

    Remington, like Winchester, does not make the quality of brass they once did.
     
  9. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    ANY brand that has been work hardened!
     
  10. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    What Sully said.......:D

    If it cracls (neck), it's harder than a teenage boy on his first necking session.....lol:D
     
  11. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    A new groom on his wedding night. Thats usually so hard a cat cant scratch it!:D
     
  12. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    That didn't apply to me on my wedding night. I had already sampled the pie prior to............:)

    I'm of the philosophy that it's better to try on the suit before purchasing it. That way, if it don't fit right, you can get another...........
     
  13. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    Why in the world would anyone want "hard" brass. That is what we avoid by annealing several times fired brass. Softer brass gives better neck tension and will produce more reloads. When brass becomes brittle or hard, it will split faster. The OP is barking up the wrong tree.
     
  14. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Ya try on shoes before you buy them....right?

    Necking..?? NECKING? They havent called it that since they took off hand crank starters on cars!...geeze