Premium Brass?


December 21, 2003, 07:36 PM
In the world of reloading rifles is there an acknowledged brand of newly manufactured brass that is best??

Or is it a question of best for what?

How about if you wanted excellent brass for bench rest or very accurate varmint shooting?

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December 21, 2003, 08:15 PM
Norma brass is of the very best quality. Drilled rather than puched flash holes, and carefull quality control. I get mine from

It's pricely, but I think it's worth it.

Good Luck...


December 21, 2003, 08:33 PM
Lapua is considered to be another one of the best.

Best for what? ;)

Some brass is just fine when babied in a bolt gun but will die in a most ugly manner the first time shot in a gas/semi-auto because its too soft. And heaven forbid you drop one. In the dirt. :what:

I prefer to buy a big bag of Winchester brass, sort by weight, then fluff and buff.

December 21, 2003, 10:10 PM

Paul "Fitz" Jones
December 29, 2003, 11:54 PM
I prefer calibers that were designed for the military like .45, .223, .308 and .30-06 that I can size down to what I want like my .222, 6mm, .270 or .308.

I like the GI Winchester WCC of the same year and GI match brass for their strength and consistency as well as being very affordable and available once fired in large lots that I can inspect and match in as many factors as I wish.

I can weigh, trim, drill, deburr and ream to my hearts content.

Once you get the brass where you want it I want it to have some long life that Is why I prefer GI. The thinnest brass made with the least life is Remington brand

And I am happy with my personal results.

So do whatever makes you happy for the price you wish to spend.

Paul Jones

December 30, 2003, 12:01 PM
Lapua and Norma hands down are the winners.

Whatever company is making brass for David Tubb in 6XC is doing a great job. I received 500 pieces of 6XC last month and I think its better than Lapua. I hope they branch out to other calibers.

Steve Smith
December 30, 2003, 12:12 PM
FWIW, the best Service Rifle shooters still use plain 'ol Lake City up to 600 yards. They do take some pains as far as sorting it, but SR shooter shoot a LOT and using Lapua, while excellent and cheaper than Norma, just doesn't add that much value.

If you are loading for something that LC made, I'd suggest you use it.

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