Starline Brass


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flipajig
September 13, 2009, 08:35 PM
Just wondering if anyone has used it and what are your test results..

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D. Manley
September 13, 2009, 08:37 PM
My only problem with Starline brass is I don't have enough of it.

jfh
September 13, 2009, 08:38 PM
most of my brass--.380 ACP, 9mm, 38Spl, 357 Mag, .40S&W, 10mm, and (some) .45ACP is starline. It's excellent brass, period.

Jim H.

Walkalong
September 13, 2009, 08:43 PM
If I buy handgun brass, it is Winchester or Starline, but I shoot almost any old brand of brass I find at the range.

Scrap Amerc, shoot the rest. Some intrepid souls even load Amerc.

pinkymingeo
September 13, 2009, 08:57 PM
Starline tends to be a little thick at the case neck. The first couple of times you load it, it can require some extra force in the expander, with some accompanying jerking motion. That said, I use a lot of it, and have no complaints. Buy direct from Starline and it's cheaper than going through a retailer.

D. Manley
September 14, 2009, 12:27 AM
Starline tends to be a little thick at the case neck. The first couple of times you load it, it can require some extra force in the expander....

I've found this true for most new brass. Until it's fired and gets a little "coating" on the inside, it tends to be very "sticky" on the expander. Some people say tumbling before loading new brass helps with the sticky problem but I can't say it makes a difference.

243winxb
September 14, 2009, 12:31 AM
45acp works well for me. Note: they make 2 types of 45acp, one is more heavy/thicker.

243winxb
September 14, 2009, 12:36 AM
Starline tends to be a little thick at the case neck. The first couple of times you load it, it can require some extra force in the expander.... All bottle neck brass can IMO. The neck walls can thin using standard dies. Check the neck diameter of a new loaded round, check it each loading, the OD gets smaller then stops after a few loading.

FROGO207
September 14, 2009, 02:04 AM
I use all types of brass and find Starline is as good as the any of them!:D
If I buy any new brass and Starline is avail. I will buy it as a first choice.

Bruno2
September 14, 2009, 04:19 AM
I bought a few boxes of Amerc 38 spl and it wouldnt eject from the cylinder w/o bumping the rod on the table top .:(

ArchAngelCD
September 14, 2009, 04:41 AM
As you can see from all the other comments it's good brass. Some think it's as good as the commercial ammo makers brass and some think it's better. All I know is it works well, lasts just as long as all others and it costs less. What's not to like?? Also, they manufacture and stock most anything you would like to load, even the rare and hard to fine calibers.

I agree you should buy directly from the Starline Site (http://www.starlinebrass.com/index.php) because the prices are the lowest when you buy directly from Starline.

PALMERJ
September 14, 2009, 04:53 PM
I have a bunch of .458 SOCOM brass made by Starline and it is very hard. If you dont lube the crap out of it you will get stuck cases.

Walkalong
September 14, 2009, 04:54 PM
I've found this true for most new brass. Until it's fired and gets a little "coating" on the inside, it tends to be very "sticky" on the expander.Yep.

Ben Shepherd
September 14, 2009, 05:04 PM
With new brass, just a very light touch with a case mouth deburring tool after sizing but before belling or seating helps a lot with that initial stickiness.

Marlin 45 carbine
September 14, 2009, 07:36 PM
it's doubtful this stuff will ever wear out from shooting in my 625. as good if not better than any I've used.

Snobal
September 14, 2009, 09:59 PM
Starline has excellent customer service and a great product!

Been using their .357 Mag Brass for target shooting and buying direct from them is a pleasure!

JMHO

flipajig
September 14, 2009, 11:54 PM
thanks for all the feed back ..

tango2echo
September 15, 2009, 01:24 AM
I love their .32H&R, .357mag, and .45acp brass. Good stuff.

t2e

Deavis
September 15, 2009, 01:41 PM
Buy direct and lube them when you use them. To your question about testing, just remember that for most handgun rounds, you won't be able to tell the difference between mixed brass and Starline when you shoot it. You'd be hard pressed to find a statistical difference attributable to brass in a low pressure handgun round with the datasets most people take during testing.

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