Nosler Custom brass vs. Norma...

Discussion in 'Reloading Forum (All Calibers)' started by Santee116, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Santee116

    Santee116

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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.
     
  2. Mikem

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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.
    Mike.
     
  3. fullersson

    fullersson B&B Gunworks bbgunworks.com Site $$ Contributor

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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.
     
  4. boltman13

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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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