300 Norma Mag Brass

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  1. David247

    David247 Silver $$ Contributor

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    I am having a new gun built and I would like to use Lapua brass but I it appears it is not available yet. From the searches I have done it looks like Peterson and Norma are well liked but I would like to hear more opinions.

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  2. L.Sherm

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    Get Peterson
     
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  3. LA50SHOOTER

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    Lapua will eventually get brass to market, i have had it on pre-order since April at both Graf’s and Powder Valley. I won’t be surprised if the first shipments go to fill back orders, but once they get it in the pipe-line then things will settle out. Peterson Cartridge Company has some very good looking brass, but I haven’t seen any real reports regarding how long it’s lasting (how many firings under what loading). The availability of Peterson’s brass may also have an effect on how much is consumed total and Lapua may be loosing out because of this as there are folks who are tired of waiting and have willingly tried Peterson’s brass. Also Norma has brass available to the market and I believe that Hornady has also started production of it as well. - Possibly some of any Lapua’s brass has gone into factory type ammo being marketed by AB (Applied Ballistics) and I saw on another post that Canada already has seen the Lapua brass.
    - I’m having barrels chambered right now and will start the testing that I normally carry out once I have the barrels back from the Smith.
     
  4. DaveTooley

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    Every manufacture is getting ready for the time when the military moves to a new sniper rifle. Primary caliber 300 Norma. They should be getting close to an announcement.
     
  5. David247

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    Well I went ahead and ordered Peterson for now. I don't want to be waiting for brass when the gun is ready. I'll get Lapua whenever it is released.
     
  6. butchlambert

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    I use Norma basic brass for most of my magnum 264 Norma mag to 458 Lott.
     
  7. Ledd Slinger

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    Peterson brass is built a lot tougher than Norma in all cartridge offerings.

    All tests with Peterson vs. Lapua in other cartridges concluded that Peterson is just as tough or even tougher than Lapua when put through torture tests of firing until cracked or primer pockets get loose.

    Plus Peterson is made in USA
     
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  8. David247

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    Wow, I like hearing that. Thx
     
  9. muleman69

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    Interesting,I was lead to believe Lapua was the cats ? Good news as I'm not that fond of Norma either
     
  10. Ledd Slinger

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    Lapua still is the cat's a**. But now we finally have another major company that can compete with them.

    Norma will never match the strength of Peterson and Lapua.
     
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  11. rhovee

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    It seems like the brass companies don’t like to venture of very much except ADG. Oh wow, you came out with small primer 6.5 Creedmoor. Cool story bro.
     
  12. Ledd Slinger

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    Plenty of other companies have ventured into wildcat and obsolete case production offerings and most all have been discontinued due to lack of sales. Making special cases is bad for business if you can't sell the product.

    I think ADG will need to prove their worth in tests against Lapua or most people won't even turn their heads. I honestly hope ADG turns out to be good brass. Competition in the market is always good for the consumers.

    The genius of Peterson was to come out and set goals to go head to head with Lapua. Not an easy task, but if a new company is not able compete with the quality and strength of Lapua brass, they are just another name to add to the pile of rubble
     
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  13. David247

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    I don't know how long it will be before I get my 300 Norma rifle but I did a quick search and Peterson's 6.5 Creedmoor are quite a bit less expensive than Lapua, they are available in small primer, and come in an ammo box. I am using Lapua now so I am going to get some Peterson and do a little comparing of my own.

    This has been great news. I sure hope they are as good or better. I like doing business here at home!!! With the high cost of doing business here in the US, if a company can out compete and produce a better product, I am absolutely 100% behind them.

    Stepping down from my stump now, have a great day. :D
     
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  14. Kurz

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    And now, for those of us who enjoy the process of creating and experimenting with wildcats, Peterson Cartridge has released the 'Wildcat Tube' or Basic Brass as most of us are used to naming something like this:

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  15. Kurz

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    I'm all for supporting U.S. manufacturers who stand for quality products, Peterson being one and ADG being another. I have used Peterson's .243 brass to make 6mm SLR cases which turned out to be superb in the rifle. But I also used Hornady brass to make a comparison set of cases and they worked extremely well also. But, as noted, the Hornady did not stand up to the upper end pressure for enough firings while the Petersen did and is still going strong.

    I have been using RWS brass for some the cartridges I need that they make and just bought another batch of .300 Win. Mag. the other day. Pricey but so is everything else that's worth a hoot. I am buying some ADG in .375 RUM and .338 RUM because I need the brass and I need to get some testing in on it so I can have a decent source since Remington has abdicated that part of the market.
     
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    Please let us no the results from your tests
     
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    Please let us no your testing results
     
  18. butchlambert

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    You will need more than the PT&G kit to form your brass. Wonder why that isn't mentioned?
     
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    In a one page formatted announcement, they aren't going to attempt to write a lengthy dissertation to include every step and each piece of tooling to accomplish the final result. Apparently Peterson has teamed up with PTG to create and release these kits in a sort of shorthand methodology. Bite-size, easy to understand for the basics.
     
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    OK
     

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