Quality 6.5 Creedmoor Brass


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dwl
October 8, 2008, 02:38 PM
Having read Zak's articles regarding various 6.5mm's I'd like to know if Hornady's 6.5 Creedmoor brass is better than Remington's 260 brass. I'm planning on rebarreling a Remington to one of the two.

dwl

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gvnwst
October 8, 2008, 05:46 PM
Remington's .260 brass is of questionable quality in most batches. You can take Lapua .243 bras, or Norma 7mm-08 (i think they have it) brass, and resize it. Hornady is the only one to make 6.5 Creedmoor to my best knowledge, and theirs would be superior in most respects to Remington's .260 stuff. Also there is the 100fps that the creedmoor * has *........ if you want a 6.5 caliber, with fairly cheap, good, and pre made brass, look at the 6.5x47 Lapua. almost the same as the other two, but laupa brass is available without having to re-size.


P.S. this would probably be a better question to ask in reloading. hope this helped, and welcome to THR.

Will Fennell
October 8, 2008, 05:51 PM
The answer for good .260 brass, for me, has been Nosler Brass. Expensive, but VERY consistant. Right now it is in short supply, but I checked with Nosler, and they are making another run now....

Howard Roark
October 8, 2008, 05:55 PM
I have no problem with rem 260 brass. I sort it by weight and clean up the flash holes. I have no problem shooting high master scores with it at 600 or 1K yards. Due to the availability of various 260 brass and dies I choose it over the Creedmoor. I posted some 300 yard groups from my 260 in this thread. http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=387229&page=2

gvnwst
October 8, 2008, 05:55 PM
Nosler makes .260 brass now??? i gotta check that out.

skinewmexico
October 8, 2008, 06:44 PM
I love my 6.5x47 Lapua.

Coal Dragger
October 8, 2008, 09:31 PM
I can't speak for the quality of Remington brass in .260 Remington, but I despise all of their other brass. Remington in my experience makes pretty lousy rifle brass, the Remington brass I have for my .308 is not holding up well even with only two or three loadings on it. I have had Remington cases split after one reload, this with mild loads.

May favorite brass that I have used is Nosler brass, I had no choice but to buy some the other day since no other brand of .308 brass could be had locally. I bought one box of 50 pieces, loaded them up, fired a few groups, got back in the vehicle and bought another box of 50. It's good stuff.

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