Brass Suggestions

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by drenner43, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. drenner43

    drenner43 Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to be loading the following calibers. Listed are the options of available brass for each. Which would you use and why it or why not the others? Thanks

    220 Swift
    Remington
    Winchester
    Norma

    300 Win Mag
    Remington
    Winchester
    Nosler
    Norma
    Hornady
     
  2. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    I am a LONG way away from being a expert
    I only use winchester brass and primers they work good for me
    I have not had any problems long brass life ect
    I only use moderate loads usually about middle of the load data
    retiredcpo
     
  3. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    Norma for both.......because its your money not mine.:D:D:D

    Seriously though, since you can't get Lapua in either, Norma is the best on both lists. Better quality and consistencey.

    Chris
     
  4. ReachnOut

    ReachnOut Well-Known Member

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    Same preference. I buy Lapua first if available and Norma if it's not. I'm not so sure it's not cheaper in the long run to buy the best first and avoid the endless sorting and waste in many of the other brands.
     
  5. noone

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    1. Norma
    2. Nosler

    Because of the high quality of their brass.

    3. All the others.
     
  6. JUDD

    JUDD Well-Known Member

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    Norma for both...
    I used nosler and hated it...winchester is ok for basic use and remington is like a shiny turd. But this is JMHO.:D

    I may be wrong but if you look hard enough you may be able to find some Lapua for the Win Mag floating around somewhere.
     
  7. kdvarmint

    kdvarmint Active Member

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    What kind of difference does Lapua make over win. or rem. brass? Never tried it, but been considering.
     
  8. JUDD

    JUDD Well-Known Member

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    Lapua is much much more consistant...
     
  9. coyotezapper

    coyotezapper Well-Known Member

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    +1 Norma
     
  10. drenner43

    drenner43 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Norma is it! gun)Thanks for the help and info guys.
     
  11. drenner43

    drenner43 Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah...how many reloads do you guys think I should get out of each of the 300 WM and the 220 Swift? Assuming I'm not running loads with high pressures.
     
  12. sakoluvr

    sakoluvr Well-Known Member

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    I would go Lapua if they still made it. After that- RWS.

    RWS brass is very consistant by weight and neck thickness, as is lapua. Some folks claim it is as good as lapua.
     
  13. sakoluvr

    sakoluvr Well-Known Member

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    It depends on the quality of your brass, your chamber and your load. When resizing, PFL resize headspacing on the shoulder, not the belt.
     
  14. drenner43

    drenner43 Well-Known Member

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    Well i'm going with Norma 220 brass and RWS 300 brass. thanks for the input guys! anyone else have any input on brass life?