.300 win mag cases, which brand?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by trazman, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. trazman

    trazman Well-Known Member

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    I have to buy new cases for my .300wm, I can choose between this brands: Hornady, Norma, Rws, Sako... Which should I get?
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    If you choose the RWS it is very strong brass, but also thick and has a lower case volume. I have found that with the RWS I need to run 3 gr less of H-1000, due to the lower case volume, than I do with Norma, Lapua , WW or RP. Norma also made the Lapua head stamp brass this is very good brass but like all Norma brass when running max loads the primer pocket will loosen faster than some other head stamps. I know Hornaday is not real hard either but not sure who makes it. I have no experience with Sako Brass, maybe some one will chime in here that knows it?

    So if you want tuff brass the RWS is great and will last a long time. But you may give up a little velocity on top end loads. Some will say that pressure is pressure and when you get to max with both velocity should be equal. My results differ and I can get a little more velocity from a case with a little more volume. I use mostly H-1000 and load heavy for caliber bullets like 210, 215 and 230's in the 300 win. So that could have some baring on my results too.

    Jeff
     
  3. RTK

    RTK Well-Known Member

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    He might be forced to take what he can find. I haven't been able to find any manufacturers brass as of late.
     
  4. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Well-Known Member

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    RWS, and then Fed GM IF you can find either one.
     
  5. Mike 338

    Mike 338 Well-Known Member

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    Norma seem very good if you can find them.
     
  6. Beluebow

    Beluebow Well-Known Member

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    I normally use Norma or Winchester,,,but I just purchased Nosler because that's all I could find.

    Graf & Sons has it in stock but it will give you sticker shock.
     
  7. gcamp54

    gcamp54 Well-Known Member

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    I've been using Norma with good results. The brass is well made and consistent in neck wall thickness. I haven't weight sorted any yet.
    Gordon