I have been told that Norma was the manufactuer of the Lapua 300 Win Mag brass. Can anyone confirm or debunk this? Has anybody compared the brass made by these two companies. If so, how do they compare? Thanks.
JE, this is a chambering specific instance. I agree with your post with the exception being Lapua 300 Win Mag brass that was discontinues years ago. I am of the understanding that at that time Lapua was not making any belted cases and commissioned Norma to make the 300 win brass for them. Now, that brass could have been made to specific specifications for Lapua and not to Norma specs, ? That I do not know. Only that I believe , from my experience with it, that the 300 Win Brass made by Norma, with Lapua head stamp, seems to be harder than all other Norma brass I have used. But I do not believe the Lapua 300 win brass is as hard as , lets say, .338 Lapua brass.
Is there any proof that Norma makes Nosler brass? Sources inside the Nosler plant say that It is made by federal. I don't know for sure if that is true but there have been post on this web site from people that work for Nosler saying that all of there brass comes from Federal.
J E CUSTOM
Thanks Jeff , That Makes sense that they had others making some brass that they were not.
My guess is that rather than tool up with different dies for the Lapua they simply changed the alloy
to meet Lapua standards of toughness.
I know that for years Norma made all of the Weatherby brass and loaded it. I have lots of it and it is not as good/tough as the Lapua brass in there calibers.
The only brass that I have ever seen out last the Lapua brass was the DWM and they no longer exist.
Unfortunately with todays brass shortage we are forced to use almost any brass available. But I still try to get the best brass if it is available.
I don't think you can go wrong with ether Norma or Lapua if you can get it.
PS: Mudrunner. Is there any proof that Norma makes Nosler brass? Sources inside the Nosler plant say that It is made by federal. I don't know for sure if that is true but there have been post on this web site from people that work for Nosler saying that all of there brass comes from Federal.
I am not trying to start an argument I am just interested in proof where it comes from, and if some one that Knows for sure, (That works there) I for sure would like to know.
J E CUSTOM