Hornady brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Caleb85, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. Caleb85

    Caleb85 Well-Known Member

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    I just bought some 300 win mag brass and was wanting to make sure hornady was good stuff..I don't normally use any.
     
  2. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Well-Known Member

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    I currently have 150 cases of 7mm Rem Mag from 3 different lots because it was all I could find. the only thing I found out of the ordinary was the primer pockets to be of slightly different depths; about .002 from deepest to shallow. They were all uniformed with a primer pocket uniformer also made by Hornady.

    Some complain that Hornady brass is too soft but I have yet to identify a problem because of it. In fact, some, including myself anneal the case to soften the mouth to make bullet release more consistent AND to extend the life of the case.

    This has been my experience with Hornady brass and Yes, I would buy again in the future.
     
  3. Caleb85

    Caleb85 Well-Known Member

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    Hey thanks!! It was 121 pieces. For $30 so I thought what the hell!
     
  4. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Well-Known Member

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    Presuming the brass is new unfired, that is a great deal. You won't find that deal again.
     
  5. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    Caleb, my son uses Hornady brass in three of his rifles with good results. Good accuracy with no signs of softness. I like Lapua for my small calibers and Can only use Norma in my Weatherbys.
     
  6. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I've used Hornady brass and ammo for years. Good stuff, as far as I'm concerned. Not quite on par with Nosler, Lapua, or Norma (my first choices), but I have never had any issue with any Hornady brass. I have lots of it sitting around. I've even formed some Hornady .270 brass into .25-06 Ackley Improved, and it's perfect. Zero issues.

    For what you paid...I wouldn't complain at all.

    That's like a while back a buddy of mine on another forum found a bunch (100+) of 1x fired Winchester 7mm RemMag brass from his former roommate. He doesn't have a 7mm RemMag, so he sent it to me for shipping cost of $20. I jumped at it! Still have all of it. Have since cleaned, polished, and shot some of it. Best $20 I've spent in a while.
     
  7. blacknzr1

    blacknzr1 Well-Known Member

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    its my first choice!
     
  8. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    I use hornady in my 405 win as it's about the only game in town, unless you've gotten ahold of win nickel brass. Good stuff so far.