6.5prc Hornady vs ADG brass?

Bigeclipse

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I know ADG is often compared to lapua brass as far as quality but is it worth double the price? Currently you can find 6.5prc brass for about 40$ per 50 while ADG is upwards of 75$ per 50. My plan is to buy 100 pieces. I won’t be doing a ton of shooting. I am going to be reloading some hammer bullets and I simply want sub 1 MOA accuracy out to 400 yards so I’m not sure it’s worth the crazy price tag but maybe it is. Thanks!
 

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Just depends on how picky you are about your consistencies. Hornady brass isn’t very consistent if you are weight sorting. You will have to buy 150rds to get 100ish weigh sorted. ADG will be more consistent, sorted for you thus the extra expense. I have Never used ADG but it has been said to be harder than Hornady.

With your distances you stated you will likely not see the difference in sorted brass at that close of range.

Also believe there is another thread on this same subject.
 

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I have had good luck with the Hornady 10+ reloads. ADG is good brass if you need total perfection for one hole accuracy in competition but for the average guy at 300-500 yds Hornady wont do you wrong
 

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I know ADG is often compared to lapua brass as far as quality but is it worth double the price? Currently you can find 6.5prc brass for about 40$ per 50 while ADG is upwards of 75$ per 50. My plan is to buy 100 pieces. I won’t be doing a ton of shooting. I am going to be reloading some hammer bullets and I simply want sub 1 MOA accuracy out to 400 yards so I’m not sure it’s worth the crazy price tag but maybe it is. Thanks!
ADG is very competitively priced. Not only is it worth the money, it is a bargain if you want to build precision ammo.
 

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ADG is measurably better, I have both in 6.5 PRC. Whether or not it is worth it is a matter of personal opinion. For your needs of "sub MOA out to 400" and not shooting much, it probably isn't worth it. Hornady should easily accomplish that. For my personal wants/needs ADG is definitely worth it. But I shoot quite a bit and use my hunting guns at the range too. I want the best quality I can get.
 

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Yes, it is worth the money for ADG 6.5 prc brass. I have some experience shooting both brass mentioned in the same cartridge. I fought lost accuracy problems and could not repeat known good loads for a while and couldn't figure it out. the brass ended up being the issue. the adg will pay for itself anyway. you will get many more reloading's out of it and will trim less. this might not make sense to one who hasn't fought brass issues but for those who have, I bet they would spend extra on good brass.
 

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The old adage "You get what you Pay For" certainly applies to brass.

Hornady is decent but if extreme precision is you goal you definitely want to step up to the ADG.
 

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I know ADG is often compared to lapua brass as far as quality but is it worth double the price? Currently you can find 6.5prc brass for about 40$ per 50 while ADG is upwards of 75$ per 50. My plan is to buy 100 pieces. I won’t be doing a ton of shooting. I am going to be reloading some hammer bullets and I simply want sub 1 MOA accuracy out to 400 yards so I’m not sure it’s worth the crazy price tag but maybe it is. Thanks!
It sounds a little like you may be missing out to a degree on what to me it the most satisfying and fun part of our hobby. I've been handloading and tinkering with rifles nearly 50 years. Every rifle, cartridge, and new bullet teaches me something new. My goal is never 1Moa, 1/2MOA, etc. It is always to see just how good I can make it. Being never truly satisfied is what keeps me trying to improve, and is the basis for learning a better way. I'm not saying you are wrong, don't take it that way. I'm just saying you may be missing some of the true satisfaction and pride you can get from this hobby.
 

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ADG is definitely worth it. I started out reloading with Hornady brass in my 7mm. I was having pressure signs at really low powder charges case separation at the belt. I thought it was maybe a chamber issue. Then I started reading about all the Hornady brass issues and decided to switch brass. With the ADG brass finding a load was extremely easy and SD and ES were really low right from the beginning.
 

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First and foremost, ADG, Peterson, Lapua or Atlas brass is better than average factory brass such as Hornady. You can argue if you want but you're wrong, get over it.

But and here's the big but... not everyone needs brass at this level of consistency and potential performance. There are substantial numbers of shooters and hunters who are perfectly happy with the Remington, Winchester, Hornady, PPU, etc. There's nothing wrong with this at all. That's what keeps this little world of shooting sports running across the board and prevents monopolies from occurring. Not everyone needs or wants to pay the price for premium components. Confidence and satisfaction in your decisions are the two important factors for your success. There's room for every component manufacturer because of the range of shooters doing the buying.

Enjoy the process!
 

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Cheap brass certainly has its place. All I use in woods guns and AR's usually. What does not make sense to me is to shoot a Premium bullet from a boutique manufacturer and handicap it with substandard components. The bullet and powder make up the majority of the cost of the load. I think cheap brass should be matched with other comparable components in quality. At least that is what I do.
 

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What does not make sense to me is to shoot a Premium bullet from a boutique manufacturer and handicap it with substandard components.
Simple. Two different uses; one, the case to hold the components and get the powder ignited then the bullet and how it performs down range. Average brass can get the bullet delivered just as easily as premium brass. Maybe not as consistently but the bullet will get there and do its job.
 

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Simple. Two different uses; one, the case to hold the components and get the powder ignited then the bullet and how it performs down range. Average brass can get the bullet delivered just as easily as premium brass. Maybe not as consistently but the bullet will get there and do its job.
Sure, but never complain about either their consistency or accuracy. Ever. Not fair to the small manufacturer that depends on his reputation and word of mouth to make a living.
 

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Not fair to the small manufacturer that depends on his reputation and word of mouth to make a living.
Not fair? Really?

With 4.5 million gun owners supposedly in the U.S. how do you propose to control anything with regard to components and component selection?

If a manufacturer hasn't done all the work it takes to get his product up to the level of performance they want and need to succeed, they need to retire back to the shop and work until they do. You don't enter into the field of component manufacturing if you question the quality and performance of your product. You as a manufacturer can certainly state some limitations regarding quality and performance such as velocity ranges but no one tells us what cases to use. They'd be laughed off the field.
 

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