Peterson Brass Review

Patton243

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Before you folks jump all over me, please understand this is my experience from this company. First, I want to say the brass when it arrives from their company is packaged very well. I had no issues with my first firing of any of their brass I used. A few cases, after the second firing, split. This was specifically my 6x47 Lapua I was using. After the third firing of the same lot, I had a few more split. When I went to resize them again, I had approximately 5 cases of 55 split the necks. I called Peterson hopefully to have them remedy the issue and they requested me to send in some of the split cases from the resizer. So I did. I even sent a few cases in after it was fired as they requested. These cases were all cleaned too in a Frankford arsenal water rotary tumbler prior to resizing.

Long story short, this company does not back their product once they got the cases I sent in. They pretty much told me that I need to anneal my cases after every 1-2 firings, I need to have my resizing die adjusted properly, and that I'm more likely than not bumping my shoulder back too much. The best part is the guy told me my bushing die was definitely not setup right. The funny thing is I'm not using a Bushing die. I'm using a Redding FL resizer non-bushing with a Carbide insert. Furthermore, I checked my shoulder bump and it was around 2 thousandths with my Hornady gauge. So with that said, they pretty much didn't respond to me again after I told them what I was doing. It's been almost a month now, so I've come to the conclusion I won't be getting any reimbursement from them let alone another response. I've had Lapua cases shot out of my 6x47 Lapua fired 10+ times never had an issue with necks splitting. The last time I had necks split was when I was using Remington brass years ago.

I also purchased some of their 280 Remington brass and already noticing the same trend as well, but it's too early to make a call on that lot. Once again, I'm using a regular FL resizer and not a bushing. At any event, I want folks to know these guys don't back their product and take no fault in their brass. I will not buy their brass again after this experience. I'm a varmint hunter, and I don't have time to anneal my brass every 1-2 firings as they told me. I never had cases split using Norma, Lapua, or Winchester even like this. If Lapua makes brass buy it over this company. They lost a customer and hopefully people are aware now they don't back their products.
 

Patton243

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Do you have any pictures of..

New brass
Once fired and not split
And once fired and split

I'd like to see what you/they are talking about just for my own mental databank.
Nope they have all the split cases I sent in. That’s the thing that really irritates me. I sent the brass in they requested and nothing was done. I lost about 10 cases in that lot and I haven’t even fired them 4 times yet. Mind you Lapua brass I never had this issue with the same resizer. I can assure you my die is setup properly. The brass IMO is a bad lot and they won’t accept the fact. They even made the excuse saying Lapua brass has thicker necks that’s why they don’t split. Well maybe you should make your brass up to Lapua specs? Like I said I know a lot of people sware by their brass. But I don’t like the customer service after the purchase. And not to mention they’re telling me pretty much it’s my fault in the email. And I was supposed to get a follow up email and never did after I responded to them again. Maybe I’m spoiled on companies like Lapua and Leupold, but this company isn’t in my good graces after this incident.
 

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Alpha Munitions and Lapua.

They are the only two brass manufacturers I will recommend. I have had extensive experience with nearly every brass manufacturer. Those aforementioned two companies “get it.”

Everyone else seems content to make a quick buck off unsuspecting shooters with low expectations, bad service, and no ability to hold lot-to-lot consistency. Yet there are glowing reviews for all of it all over the internet. Just goes to show how low most shooters expectations are.
 

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Alpha Munitions and Lapua.

They are the only two brass manufacturers I will recommend. I have had extensive experience with nearly every brass manufacturer. Those aforementioned two companies “get it.”

Everyone else seems content to make a quick buck off unsuspecting shooters with low expectations, bad service, and no ability to hold lot-to-lot consistency. Yet there are glowing reviews for all of it all over the internet. Just goes to show how low most shooters expectations are.
Interesting. What are your expectations?
 

cabelasken

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After using a variety of brass (usually the cheapest I could find) for the past 40 years, I have a lot of 280 remington brass that has a consistent nick at the shoulder. About 3 or 4 percent. After fireforming to an AI configuration it is still present, but did not hole thru and still haven't after 4 reloads. I have 284 winchester brass with no annealing that have been loaded more than 8 times that have about 3 percent neck splits, but I feel that is to be expected with no annealing. I understand Peterson goes to great lengths to ensure consistent shoulders and necks in their forming process and maybe a batch passed thru inspection with a defect. It happens.
 
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