Weatherby brass & ammo @ Midway

Natty Bumpo

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Got the big Midway USA catalog the other day (Master Catalog #34). Was looking through it and noticed the following (don't know if this is a typo or not):

.257 Weatherby brass, on page 412, is available from Weatherby or Norma for $37.49 or $36.99 per 20. In the ammunition section, on page 55, you can get loaded ammo for .257 weatherby with the 100 grain Norma SPT bullet. It costs $35.99 per 20.

When I got my Mark V in 2004, brass ran around $20 per 20. I knew the price had gone up a lot, but apparently the brass price has outrun the ammo price!
 

backwoods83

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Its not a typo, its a good way to get brass if you dont like your barrel, or is a good 20 rounds to break in your barrel, thats all the norma spitzers are good for there bcs are total crap.
 

Natty Bumpo

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Bought some Weatherby brass recently (was cheaper to buy it by 50 rather than buy Weatherby ammo with Norma bullets). I was going to buy the Norma brass, since it was a buck cheaper than Weatherby, and Norma makes Weatherby's brass anyway. Then I noticed Nosler brass for .257 Wby. Thought I'd read someone posting on this site a while back that they thought Nosler's brass was made by Norma. So I decided to save a few more bucks and buy Nosler .257 Wby brass. Can anybody confirm if this is made by Norma?
 

backwoods83

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No it is made by Olin (winchester) and will not handle the 70-75k psi pressure that norma loads to, it will destroy the primer pockets.
 

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