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What Brass to get brass

20 Mar 2017
@ 05:34 pm (GMT)

Brendon Greig

Hi Guys I am in the process of purchasing a Remington 700 SPS in 7mm Rem Mag and have sent a couple of Emails to Nathan who has Replied straight away answering my quires I dont want to take up to much of his time when there is the knowledge available on the forum. I were going to try the EDL-X bullits but Nathan has said the SPS's can be a little finicky with them and seem to prefer the EDL-M's so I will go with them Nathan told me Brass is a little hard to come buy in New Zealand at present and looking around on the net there doesn't seem to be a lot of options so was wondering what people would recommend
My options are Hornady at $226 for 100, Norma $202 for 100 and Winchester $170 for 100 Reloading from the start also means I can fire-form my cases as i run the barrel in and it will still work out cheaper per round than the factory prices i have found
Thanks in advance for any help
Regards Brendon


20 Mar 2017
@ 06:04 pm (GMT)

Thomas Kitchen

Re: What Brass to get brass
hi brendon
i would go wincherster brass if you can get it, one retail actually lists it but its never in stock.
for my 243 i found it almost more cost effective to buy loaded wincherster ammo then brass.
next would be norma
i run norma in my 308 norma mag and 270 and i find it good to work with.
20 Mar 2017
@ 06:08 pm (GMT)

Chris Murphy

Re: What Brass to get brass
Hi Brendon my preference is Winchester brass Norma tends to have thicker walls and im unfamiliar with hornady only resently started using it in my 308 after shooting out factory ammo.
20 Mar 2017
@ 08:00 pm (GMT)


Re: What Brass to get brass
I use Hornady, and find it good.
It is expensive to buy. I look for someone shooting factory rounds and buy there once fired stuff. I pay $1 each.
20 Mar 2017
@ 08:23 pm (GMT)

Sebastian Shand

Re: What Brass to get brass
If you plan to fireform brass before using it I highly recommend just buying factory ammo. For my 300 win mag I ended up buying Winchester xp ammo and shooting that on the range and reloading it. It worked out near the same price as buying new brass and mucking around loading fire forming loads etc.
I use hornady brass in several rifles and it's pretty good as well but Winchester and Lapua are my go to with hornady not far behind
21 Mar 2017
@ 09:21 am (GMT)

Dan Keene

Re: What Brass to get brass
Hi Brendon. I may be able to help you with some once fired Hornady brass. You can email me at [email protected]
21 Mar 2017
@ 09:28 am (GMT)

Martin Taylor

Re: What Brass to get brass
With my 300wm which is the closest to your 7mm (if that helps?) the Winchester brass has performed terrific though l have neck turned all cases.
With the cost of components the factory loaded ammo may be the easiest way to go like Sebastian has said.

My 2x batches of Hornady brass is a little soft in the 300 but still produces excellent accuracy and l use it with the lighter pills. It's faultless in all my other calibres, being my preferred in many.

Traditionally, Norma is often very soft in the magnum cal's so l have always stayed clear of it.

We have a shop here locally selling fired brass called Reloaders Haven and l know he has 7rm, but not sure on shipping it across?
21 Mar 2017
@ 09:29 am (GMT)

Martin Taylor

Re: What Brass to get brass
There you go Dan is onto it!
21 Mar 2017
@ 09:45 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: What Brass to get brass
Thanks Dan. Brendon, go with Dan's offer or run with the Win factory as Sebastian mentioned.
21 Mar 2017
@ 11:29 am (GMT)

Bryan Webster

Re: What Brass to get brass
New WW brass has given me some issues this past year or so with my 7mm Rem Mag. (Had to skim a bit off most of them on the outside of the necks) In general, for reloading for most of my rifles, I tend to use a lot of Norma and some Hornady as well as PPU brass (in 7x57), and now in my 7mm Rem Mag, I think I will try more of the Hornday stuff.

In my .308 I still have 500 Norma brass but as it wears out those will be replaced with Lapua brass. The Norma brass this year has been hard to find with the Lapua less so. After using some of the small fllash hole Lapua brass I actually thiough of selling all my other .308 brass...but have not done that.


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