6.5prc Hornady vs ADG brass?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Bigeclipse, Dec 7, 2019.


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  1. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Brass is also reusable and the higher quality the brass is to start with the more times you can reload it. If you're only getting four or five loads on your "cheap brass" but 8-10 or more on your "expensive brass" that high end brass suddenly become much more reasonably priced.
     
  2. Orange Dust

    Orange Dust Well-Known Member

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    You missed the entire point of my post. I'm out of this discussion. You all do whatever you want. Its your money.
     
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  3. Another Casual

    Another Casual Well-Known Member

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    Haven't had any issues with Hornady 6.5 PRC brass. If brass life is decent I'll be hard pressed to switch to something double the price. 200 yard zero check group below.
     

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  4. Bigeclipse

    Bigeclipse Well-Known Member

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    I used to do that but now I don’t have time for all the different load work ups nor do I honestly like to really do anymore to be honest. Since this is a dedicated hunting rig that I don’t want to burn the barrel out and will never see greater than 400 yards, 1 moa is all I want and all I have time for. I knows it’s capable of that because it does better than that with factory rounds.
     
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  5. Quintus

    Quintus Well-Known Member

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    I am in the same boat. With the rifles I have these days it doesn't seem to matter as much component for component. I also seldom shoot past 450 with a hunting rifle. I am using Hornady Brass from my 6.5PRC with the initial goal of MOA to 500. As is often the case I still ended up averaging 2.5" groups at 400 with the 3 different bullets used with Berger 130VLDH actually being the worst at 3" with RL22, Hornady Brass, and WLR primers. I ended up taking my antelope at about 380 yards with the Berger as a first test (I hadn't killed anything bigger than a prairie dog with Bergers). I have just started my 3rd loading with my first set of 100 brass and they are holding up nicely. I will probably not even get into the next 100 new brass for a decade as loads have been developed and this rifle will not see a lot of action outside of hunt prep (hunting gun) so I am glad I don't have the extra $100 tied up in brass.
     
  6. Incestagater

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    I bought 100 rounds of 6.5 PRC Bertram brass, from Bertram Bullet Co. I paid $173.00 for 100 rounds. I've loaded 15 pieces of that brass, and shot it once. I have 85 pieces that is still new. I would gladly sell you all 100 pieces if you are interested? Will take $75.00 for all 100 rounds if you will pay shipping?
     
  7. Killertraylor

    Killertraylor Well-Known Member

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    I've had excellent luck with ADG in 28 nosler and 6mm creed. If you're spending the money for those Hammer bullets, I'd put it in ADG. One caveat - your rifle might prefer Hornady. I have loaded for three different 6.5 creeds that preferred Hornady over Lapua brass and it was a big difference in accuracy.
     
  8. nmbarta

    nmbarta Well-Known Member

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  9. jreagle

    jreagle Well-Known Member

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    OP,
    over the years I have found that except for the primer, brass ends up being one of the least expensive components on a per round basis because it is reusable..... unless you are firing overpressure loads all the time. Some brands require more initial prep than others in order to show consistency down range.
    So, don't worry about the cost so much; rather find what shoots the best for you in your rifle system out of the brands in stock and go with that choice. once you find what you like, get 200 or 300 cases of the same lot for your rifle.

    For me, I always had bad timing with one particular brand name. When I was ready to order they were seemingly always out of stock for too long of a time for me to wait, so I went another direction.
    Thanks for the opportunity to share my view.

    John R
     
  10. mountaincarver

    mountaincarver Well-Known Member

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    if you don't have time to work up loads and you don't like doing it anymore, id just shoot the factory ammo and not buy 100 brass. still fun to shoot tho.
     
  11. rgvt4

    rgvt4 Well-Known Member

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    JMO. If you’re not going to shoot much and are not going to through it fast. Spend the extra money it’s only 35 dollars and it will last forever and pay for itself
     
  12. Bigeclipse

    Bigeclipse Well-Known Member

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    The current ammo has explosive results at these short distances. I did not like the lack of penetration I got. Yes it killed the buck but what if I hit shoulder bone? Could have been a different story.