This doesn't look good. new 284 Winchester brass

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  1. Bginvestor

    Bginvestor Silver $$ Contributor

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    I just received two bags of new 284 Winchester brass. First thing I noticed was the primer holes elongated. Looks like it might have been double punched or something, seems bigger than my primer hole reamer. Its not one, like most.

    Here's a pic. I'm thinking about returning them.. Do u agree?

    BG
     

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  2. Jeff A

    Jeff A Formerly known as BikeEffects Silver $$ Contributor

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    Thinking about returning them?? Of course, return them.
     
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  3. Bc'z

    Bc'z Gold $$ Contributor

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    No question there, return for sure
     
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  4. joshb

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    L-A-P-U-A;)
     
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  5. Bginvestor

    Bginvestor Silver $$ Contributor

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    I was just surprised how crappy these things are compared to Lapua!!
     
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    It’s one of those “once you’ve used the best.....” kinda things!:rolleyes:
     
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  7. Bc'z

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    I just bought my 1st batch of lapua.
    It wont be my last either.
     
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  8. Rsadams

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    I have taken more than one bag of Winchester back in my life... The last bag I got looked like rejects they scraped off the floor with a shovel... They were real bad...
     
  9. Puzzaz01

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    Yeh, you really need to send that whole batch back.

    Darrin
     
  10. boltfluter

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    Just sad at this point. Winchester brass used to be very good. Most I have seen lately, not so much.:eek::(

    Paul
     
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    Don't forget to include a stern letter.
     
  12. SPJ

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    Lap a Wah :)
     
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  13. nmkid

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    I cringed, kicked and cried like a baby the first time I bought Lapua brass. I use 6.5-284 necked to 6-284. I lost 2 cases during the necking down process, (my first wildcat) the other 98 are still going. 4 years later.
     
  14. Mike Casselton

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    That's caused by the punch being out of timing with the rest of the machine
     
  15. Raptor

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    My son in law bought 500rds of 284 Winchester brass and out of the 500 he was able to only get 100 cases that were not like your picture. Many were worse. I have a bunch of the old 284 Winchester brass and have shot it for years. It was great brass, the new stuff is JUNK!!!
     
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  16. Flouncer

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    Where did you get those cases from ?? Not Winchester but where did you buy them ?
     
  17. Milo 2.0

    Milo 2.0 Gold $$ Contributor

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    Does Winchester even make their own brass today? I've heard it was outsourced. Hearsay of coarse.
    I'm glad Peterson and alpha are up and running and hope they fill some gaps soon. I still gravitate to European made brass if quality is what I want.
    My last foray in win brass was 243 for a 6slr, never again.
     
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  18. Curmudgeon

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    Does Lapua make 284 brass?
     
  19. GSPV

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    Lapua makes 6.5x284 brass. You have to “un-wildcat” it.
     
  20. Bginvestor

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    Cabelas have them in stock. run for the hills!
     

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