Federal brass

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  1. KyCarl

    KyCarl Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I have a 300 WM that for some reason likes those Gold Medal's with the 190 Gr. SMK
    bullets? AND I found a bunch for less than 20 bucks a box. Never reloaded any yet.
    At that price if they load once I'm cool.
     
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  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    ... and they have done superbly in their collaboration/partnership with other firearms support related industries and is now an envy to other unsuccessful companies. Despite unwarranted hatred, they have very strong following. $$$ is always the bottom-line in any business ventures, the key is having the right balance. They worked at it hard, the success of the 6.5 CM is not an overnight sensation, it took them many years to get to where they are today. It brought renewed interest in the shooting/hunting world and that am very thankful for. Unfortunately, there will always be haters. I am all about having plenty of choices to choose from and for others to make their own decisions.
     
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  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but some products advertisements are so obviously full of crap, that it's funny. However, their marketing lies seem to be believed by the unwashed masses...Which is called "wizardry". It's purposeful deception without directly lying, because your average person won't understand what they're comparing to get those claims, they're just hearing what it says at face-value, which leads to misinformation, lies, twisted facts, tall-tales, and misplaced overconfidence. But they don't care, just as long as they get that $$$$$. There seems to be no integrity left in the world of business...It's no longer about the products or the customer, just about the money.
     
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    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    therifleman556 Well-Known Member

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    I fully agree with the widespread lack of integrity statement.
     
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  6. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    By all means brother, please enlighten me on the specific facts and credible sources. :cool:
     
  7. Dean2

    Dean2 Well-Known Member

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    Guys, this is about Federal Brass. No issue with discussing ethics, marketing, integrity of shooting related companies but start your own thread, please don't derail this one.
     
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  8. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Agreed!
     
  9. Joefrazell

    Joefrazell Well-Known Member

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    This is exactly what happened to me. 53 grains of imr 4350 and a 165 gmx should be causing case, head separation. I'll never load federal again
     
  10. okie man

    okie man Well-Known Member

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    what cartridge were you loading with that load?
     
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    okie man Well-Known Member

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    Lots of reasons for the problems I’m reading from guys that have had bad experiences with federal brass! I’ve been loading federal brass for a long time and I’ve never had case head separation, blown primers or any other problems! I know how too size cases and never load beyond safe pressure either! Maybe it’s user error!
     
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  12. Joefrazell

    Joefrazell Well-Known Member

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    30-06
     
  13. Joefrazell

    Joefrazell Well-Known Member

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    Ok so I went out with loads of 52.5, 53, 53.5, 54, 54.5 of same load but in winchester brass. All new cases and they now have severe stress marks like a case head separation. Just cheap brass again? Never has this issue with the rifle wit other bullets. They don't have any other pressure signs
     
  14. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Case Head Separation (and how to avoid it ... )

    http://www.larrywillis.com/case_head_separation.html
     
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