7mm Rem Mag Brass - Nosler or Norma?

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  1. CleanShot

    CleanShot Well-Known Member

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    Cabelas has both Nosler and Norma brass on sale. 100 cases of Nosler is about $100 and 100 cases of Norma is about $140. I have read mixed reviews on both. But apparently Norma made magnum brass for Lapua at one point whereas I heard Nosler brass is weight sorted Federal brass. Then again I also read Norma makes Nosler brass so what do I know.

    Anyway as the title says what's your choice? Nosler or Norma for 7RM?
     
  2. red dawg

    red dawg Well-Known Member

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    Never used norma before, but have used nosler and it was very consistant in weight and flash holes were very round, and length was exact, so I guess you can see how I lean. Hope this helps
     
  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I have used Norma for years in the form of Weatherby brand brass. I also have some Norma brand brass for my .300WM. I have lots of brands of 7mmRM brass, but I prefer Nosler. For any caliber that Lapua doesn't make brass for, I buy Nosler.
     
  4. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    Interesting dilema as I have received Norma brass in my Nosler lots or was it Nosler brass in my Norma lots.

    Well known that Nosler/Norma makes Weatherby Brass.

    I'd go with the Nosler because the prep is pretty good. I have not looked to see if the premium for Norma shows up in some consistency that I am not detecting.
     
  5. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, the prep and weight-sorting is what makes the Nosler my go-to for my belted mags.
     
  6. shawnb

    shawnb Well-Known Member

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    Ive used both and liked the consistency of both... but for the money i switched to winchester and noticed no difference in group size and it lasted longer with warmer loads. If youre running mild then i dont think you can go wrong with either.
     
  7. CleanShot

    CleanShot Well-Known Member

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    I literally just pushed purchase on the Nosler before you replied. I can't much find the Winchester brass anyway but I'll keep it in mind in the future.
     
  8. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    You should be just fine with the Nosler. I wouldn't sweat the small stuff. I run some pretty warm loads in my 7mmRM, and haven't noticed any issues or premature wear.
     
  9. 338edge

    338edge Well-Known Member

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    Go with Nosler!!