33 nosler brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by frostop, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. frostop

    frostop Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone had any experience with the Hornady vs. Nosler brass?

    I only ask because I have not had good luck with the Nosler stuff in the past, expanded primer pockets!

    Gary
     
  2. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    Enlighten me. Where are you getting Hornady brass for the 33 Nosler?
     
  3. Rhovee

    Rhovee Well-Known Member

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    I saw that they are making 28 Nosler brass as well. But all the Hornady brass I have used with different rifles was trash. I would not expect anything different.
     
  4. frostop

    frostop Well-Known Member

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    I saw Midway had some Hornady available(currently backordered)

    I just emailed bertram about 33 nosler and they replied not any time soon.
    Bertram would be sweet!

    Gary
     
  5. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    I have been enlightened. Thanks. I did not see that listed in their new products. It appears as if they will be offering all of the Nosler cartridges. This is good to know. I have never been impressed with Hornady brass. It is very inconsistent in weight and neck thickness. With the Creedmoor it does not seem to have any affect on accuracy. I may have to try some 30 Nosler when available.
     
  6. LongBomber

    LongBomber Well-Known Member

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    I have formed 33 out of 26 and 30nos brass, also formed a couple from bertram 338edge brass. After forming and reaming/turning they all worked out ok. The bertram has a tiny bit less case capacity, I didn't really see any advantage over the nosler brass. Pressure signs at very similar velocities, so there was noting to gain. I have 7 loads on most of the brass, primer pockets seem fine on all of it.
     
  7. frostop

    frostop Well-Known Member

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    Great LB, maybe I just had a bad run of 280 Ackley brass out of Nosler or I pushed them to hard out of my Encore? Will probably just run with the Nosler stuff, sounds like the hornady stuff might not be worth the savings??