I hear you brother, but regardless of what brass I buy new, it ALL gets neck turned, sized and necks are expanded through a turning mandrel prior to loading. I would never just load and shoot anyone's new brass, cuz once I get a 100 yard zero and dope across 20, I never shoot under 600 yards again, so it gets 100% prepped first day.If you want to save time in the future, I would recommend looking at Peterson brass. It is the only brass that I’ve bought that I haven’t had to do some work on before loading it for the first time. I bought mostly Lapua brass but in every box there are at least a few that have visibly uneven necks so I end up sizing the entire box before loading lapua for the first time.
LOL right?! I currently have four new 22CM's in the stable ready to run, just need brass. Two for me, one for my prince and one for my princess. Momma didn't get one cuz she likes to shoot the 338 Sherman Short with the TBAC on the end! Snob...To wear out 1200 lapua cases is going to take some serious shooting and more than one new barrel.
I have 400 6mm Creedmoor cases and I'm guessing I'll need to buy a new barrel before I buy new brass.
thank you for the update and like i said its the best brass ive seen for the 22 creedmoor!!!! glad you got exactly what you wanted and now the fun begins!! the 22 creed is a mean machine and you'll love it!!@Elk Hunter 338 just got my brass from Clownbuster off Snipershide....I can't believe the quality in this work, especially in 1200 pieces. Wanted to give an update and quick review for any "naysayers" lol.
Randomly selected 120 pieces (10%) and checked:
- Length: +/- 0.0002"
- Weight: +/- 0.0004 gr
- Neck thickness dimension: same and with a sharp mirror-like turned finish.
- AND THIS was the big one for me - Headspace checked against an Innovative Technologies Digital Headspace Gauge: all the frickin same right at -0.003" off of a fired test case that came with one of the rifles.
Its like it all came off an assembly line...
When you wildcat cases you can get some large variances in the headspace that has to be fired at least once; so then you are dealing with cases that will be stretched more than others, resulting in a host of concentricity issues as the brass "ages" through use. Not his stuff!! Thanks again for the assist with this!!!!
Oops, yes, I did, sorry Brian...however, I'm afraid 0.4gr variance wouldn't impress anyone I shoot with or against, sooo...I'm glad you're impressed??? BUT, I get the feeling by your generally negative tone throughout this entire thread, youre just going to find something wrong with whatever Im joyed about. Im not interested in answering your cost inquiry when you've already primed your next reply by your disingenuous statement masked as genuine interest. If you honestly believe you can purchase custom-formed, neck turned and annealed brass for $0.05/case over the cost of the Lapua 6.5 Creedmoor brass that was used to make it, youre not worth having a real discussion with.All 120 within 0.0004 gr seems too good to be true. I’m guessing you just miss placed the decimal point. All 120 within 0.4 gr would impress me.
I think you got a great deal if you payed less than $1500 for the 1200 brass.
If you don’t mind sharing, how much did the 1200 brass cost you?
Not sure why they would be your third option. I have their brass in 6mm Creedmoor and 6x47 Lapua now I got recently and the quality control is as good as Lapua. They ship them in nice boxes and they're ready to reload immediately. Not to mention the price is normally less than Lapua too, and you don't have to neck down either. Lapua will be losing business with the QC these guys are showing lately.Peterson would be a distant 3rd option... thanks tho
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