6MM Rem Brass

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  1. klamathsteel

    klamathsteel

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    Not much choice for 6mm Rem brass. Rem, Win, and Horny is all i can find. Bought a box of 50 Hornys at Sportsmans the other day and 3 of them had splits. 2 of them at the neck/shoulder junction and 1 at the case mouth. Would like to buy higher quality brass and form it but unsure weather to start with 7x57 or 257 roberts ? Anyone have any thoughts on making 6mm rem from these cases ??
     
  2. klamathsteel

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    These are the split cases. Brand new right out of the box :(
     

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  3. Plumsask

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    You can make 6mm rem brass from 7x57 Norma Brass and it’s great quality- the other option as I have tried is taking 25-06,270 Win, 30-06 and size it down using a 6 Rem FL die in very small adjustments - you could use some 30-06 Lapua and neck turn it after.
     

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  4. Pawnee Bill

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    I make mine from RWS 7x57 Mauser brass. It's a lot of work but you wind up with good brass for a long time.
     
  5. muleman69

    muleman69 USMC -1st marine Div. RVN Gold $$ Contributor

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    Would Rem or Win be any better brass?
     
  6. Plumsask

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    I would almost guarantee that win and rem would be of lesser quality than the Norma 7x57 or Hornady.
     
  7. AckleymanII

    AckleymanII Silver $$ Contributor

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    Norma & RWS = CIP

    Rem, Win, Hornady = SAAMI

    you had better know your chamber specs

    Web dimensions are different along with neck thickness

    For varmint rifles, Old Win Blue bag would be my first choice...good luck!

    I have had good success with Remington brass in the 6 Rem AI and 6 Rem in custom chambers.
     
  8. Rdlningcltchdmpr

    Rdlningcltchdmpr Silver $$ Contributor

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    you can use a case stretcher on 243 brass ! :p
     
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  9. old leghumper

    old leghumper Silver $$ Contributor

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    6.5x55 swissor 257 roberts
     
  10. Dusty Stevens

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    Rws 7x57 are my favorite. I use winchester for everyday use though
     
  11. biggen0_8

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    257 Bob is what I used in the past to make 6Rem, but I recently came into a glut of once fired brass. So I gave all my Bob brass to a buddy who has 6.5/257 Roberts AI.
     
  12. Ledd Slinger

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    People want $1 per piece of Bob brass these days. And most of it is crap Remington brass! Buying straight 6mm Rem is a lot cheaper and no forming.
     
  13. biggen0_8

    biggen0_8 Gold $$ Contributor

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    Wow didn't know Bob brass was that salty, although rifle brass, other than 223, seems to be getting expensive.

    I found a pawnshop in Bozeman MT several years back that had a huge box of Bob brass for 20$ a hundred, it was all Winchester and WW. I bought 400 Pcs.
     
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  14. Ledd Slinger

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    Thats awesome.
    We got a pawn shop here too that carries once fired brass. Every once in a while they'll have brass I want. Found my last 100 Federal 6mm Rem brass there for $20.
     
  15. Plumsask

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    We just had a production run of 6mm rem Win Brass come through,haven’t seen it in Canada for years. I bought 30 bags of 50- quantity discount helps
     
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  16. rcol317

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    As mentioned the Norma 7X57 brass works great and is easy to size. I've been using it for my 6mm AI's and no complaints.
     

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