lapua vs norma brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by midwesthunter, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. midwesthunter

    midwesthunter Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2008
    How do they compare? Do you really get more reloads out of premium brass over say win or Rem
  2. RDM416

    RDM416 Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2005
    Did you mean "normal" brass or Norma? You post asks about rem or win brass.

    If you intended that to be Norma brass, in my experience it is good brass but soft. I use it for my 338 Khan (338/378 improved). It does not take much abuse to loosen primer pockets.

    As for Lapua, they make great brass. Very consistent top quality stuff. It is also a fairly hard alloy and will stand up to top end loads much longer before the primer pockets go south. If it was available for all the calibers I load for I would use nothing else.

    That said, I am not saying you cannot load good accurate ammo with "normal" brass. For me the answer to your question is...... if you are into precision loading and long range shooting, then YES it is worth the money.
  3. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    They both are very good, but different. The Lapua seems to be more apt to work harden quicker than the Norma brass. The Norma is a little softer, but it stays consistent longer. Primer pockets are great on both. I have a batch of Norma 7mag brass right now that is just awesome. ( I know where there is 14 more boxes of it too). I like both of them. Don't overlook Nosler brass, it is very good as well. Nearly perfect right out of the box. AIM SMALL, MISS SMALLlightbulb gun) 7STW.
  4. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2003
    Brand isn't what makes brass last.
    Good brass is that, regardless of brand.
    Just a matter of buying, identifying, and separating it.