I havent used any virgin rem brass for anything, but i have used a little winchester and it seemed really soft, not to mention the QC issues with their brass recently. I'd love to be able to afford Norma or Lapua brass but I can't justify it (mostly because I don't anneal...yet)Most of my 7mm-08 brass is PPU. It was well annealed, and more uniform in weight and dimensions than the Winchester brass that I bought for my 284 Win. The flashholes were all nice and round too with minimal inside burs. Overall, good stuff. Not on par with Lapua or Norma, but better than the Federal, Winchester, or Remington cases in my experience.
good to hear fixing to try some in the hornetHave used PPU in 22 H to 375 H&H. It was all very good brass. On par with old Winchester at quite a lot lower price point. At any price it is my favourite 7x57, 7x57R and 22 H brass. In all these cases I can load at least 15 times, no annealing, neck sized. I do not lose primer pockets on any brass as I never load to the ragged edge.
The 9.3x62 and 9.3x74R PPU is excellent brass. I would take it over Norma or Nosler any day and I ahve loaded Norma in both.Glad to hear this is good brass. I’ve been shooting PPU in my 9.3x62 and plan on using it. Way cheaper buying factory PPU and acquiring the brass for reloading then buying nosler.
I had a problem with belt bulge with some other brass and had. I was neck sizing and switched back to FL and the problem didn't improve, I ended up pulling a couple handfuls of rounds because they wouldn't chamber.It’s very good brass in my .300 win mag. No regrets, especially for the price I paid new.
it is both softer and less roomy than Winchester brass. It doesn’t have the longevity in the case head area but it also is less prone to neck splitting, not brittle. It also starts out with significantly tighter primer pockets in my experience so total round count at moderate pressure is a draw. But for redline type loads I stay with Winchester, greater capacity and can take more pressure. No experience with the good stuff ie Peterson, adg...
it is harder/tougher by far than federal, and has more capacity.
the big surprise is that it is more consistent by far than either. I weighed them all and ppu is waaaay tighter tolerance than any of the big 3 American brass (federal, Remington, Winchester), again in my very modest experience (bought 100 pieces ppu, about the same of the others).
capable of great accuracy and good case life if not seeking 70kpsi territory. No regrets. Happy shooting.