Looking for help picking a brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by cmorsch, May 27, 2014.

  1. cmorsch

    cmorsch Well-Known Member

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    I am getting ready to buy some brass for my 300 RUM and can only find Norma and Nosler Brass. Which would you go with?
     
  2. RHC

    RHC Well-Known Member

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    If I'm not mistaken, Norma makes Nosler brass but don't take my word for it; that's just what I have heard. I prefer Nosler to Norma though as I believe Norma brass is a little too soft. Either one is high quality though. :)
     
  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Norma makes nosler brass.

    That being said, once Nosler gets the brass from Norma, they weight-sort it, uniform it, chamfer and deburr the necks, deburr the flash holes, and fully prep them for reloading right out of the box.

    So, the extra couple dollars for the Nosler brass is worth it to me.
     
  4. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    I bought 400 Nosler cases last week. I looked for Norma cases and couldn't find any. You must be a better searcher than I am.

    I've opened one box of them and measured about a half dozen of them. They look nice and are ready to load.
     
  5. Shortmagman

    Shortmagman Well-Known Member

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    MudRunner,

    Are you sure that Norma makes Nosler brass?

    I have 280 Rem brass made by Norma and 280 Rem brass from Nosler and I have compared the volume and the weight and there is a great difference between them. I don't think that they came from the same company.

    I have heard that Federal makes Nosler brass what is the truth?
     
  6. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I've always heard Norma. Never heard Federal before.

    I emailed Nosler...I'll post their response, if they reply back.
     
  7. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Still nothing from Nosler...
     
  8. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Everyone makes something for someone else. You'd be amazed at who actually manufacturers most of the high end, custom built rifles and it ain't who's selling them either..... (my lips are sealed btw)

    Seems as though I read somewhere that Norma does create cases for Npsler.
     
  9. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Yep...Remington owns Dakota Arms now, and is making their $12,000 rifles. Thought that was a funny fact. :D

    If any of the rich local doctors and lawyers ever found that out, they'd probably have a crap-fit. :D

    Serves them right for spending 1/2 what I make annually, on a rifle...
     
  10. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    ...and that isn't the only one that comes into my mind a few other ultra high end shooters are made by some obscure machine shops/smiths too.