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Offline Santee116

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Nosler Custom brass vs. Norma...
« on: 02:21 PM, 03/06/09 »
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  • I am new to reloading so this may be a dumb question.  Which have you found to be of better quality, Nosler or Norma brass.  I am looking to buy brass for my 300 win mag and from what I have read Lapua seems to be the best, however, they don't make 300 win mag brass.  So, which would you go with?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Nosler Custom brass vs. Norma...
    « Reply #1 on: 07:32 PM, 03/06/09 »
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  • First off Santee, Welcome to the best reloading site on the net.
    I think you would be happy with either, but the Norma may be the best. But that's just my opinion, and I haven't used Nosler.
    Its also not unheard of for some companies to have there brass made for them, having your own brass manufacturing plant is a big deal.
    PS: No question about reloading is a dumb question, that's how we learn.

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    Nosler Custom brass vs. Norma...
    « Reply #2 on: 07:22 AM, 03/09/09 »
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  • I'm using nosler brass and it works great since I've got it to the point that it needs to be, but right out of the box I was not impressed. I think I would have had just as much luck with winchester or some less expensive brass.
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    Nosler Custom brass vs. Norma...
    « Reply #3 on: 05:19 PM, 03/11/09 »
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  • I have used Nosler 308 brass with great success in my tight necked Hunter Benchrest rifle.  With a tight chamber, and neck sizing only, with the occasional bump of the shoulder I am getting the expected long case life.  Brass was very uniform and primer pockets have stayed tight.  I have no experience with Norma in this case but I have some old Norma 257 Roberts cases I bought back in the late 1970's and they seem indestructable.  Other reloaders I know have nothing but praise for their Norma cases.


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