Anyone using Starline brass ?


Jim, West PA
May 4, 2012, 12:00 PM
Jist discovered they existed.

Pros ?

Cons ?

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May 4, 2012, 12:06 PM
I do not have any as of yet but I know many people prefer them for their quality and longevity. They are on my load charts to order when my current massive supply of brass wears out. I do not know of any cons to Starline except perhaps cost. I'm sure other members will chime in.

May 4, 2012, 12:08 PM
I should be so lucky!

It is the best brass you can get, and always has been.


May 4, 2012, 12:09 PM
Thats all I use in new brass. Very good brass and reasonably priced. A lot of the big name shooters use them.

May 4, 2012, 12:11 PM
Thats all I use in new brass. Very good brass and reasonably priced.



May 4, 2012, 12:12 PM
Oh yeah! Great stuff! If I'm ordering new, that's all I order.

May 4, 2012, 12:15 PM
Starline brass is good stuff.When looking to buy new cases, it is always one of the options I look at.

When I buy cases, I buy 500 or 1000 at a time. Unfortunately, inventory shortages prevent me from buying the same brand every time.

May 4, 2012, 12:19 PM
My Fav for straight walled cartridges. Highly reccommended!

May 4, 2012, 12:20 PM
+2 or 3 on being the only brass I buy new.

May 4, 2012, 12:59 PM
Been using Starline brass in my 10 MM, 44 MAG and 45 Colt for years and am completely satisfied with quality and longevity. Good stuff!

May 4, 2012, 01:00 PM
Top shelf, I've loss count of how many times I've reloaded some starline 45acp cases, all I know is the head stamp is awfully hard to read anymore.

May 4, 2012, 01:04 PM
Bought some Starline in .458 SOCOM as it was the only stuff you could buy new to load without spending $3 a piece for loaded rounds. It is high quality stuff, especially their nickle plated.

May 4, 2012, 01:38 PM
I use Starline for every cartridge I shoot, except the ones they don't make (.350 Rem Mag, 8mm Rem Mag, .375 RUM, a few others). I find it to be very high quality but still reasonably priced.

Obviously, if I'm buying once fired or accepting free stuff, I'm not very discriminating. But for new, it's Starline whenever possible.

May 4, 2012, 02:10 PM
Really good long lasting brass though a tad thicker than some out there. I'm shooting it in 45 Colt and soon to be in 9mm and 45 ACP also. They used to make brass shot shells also but haven't been able to find any for a while now so using Magtech.

May 4, 2012, 02:15 PM
Great brass

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May 4, 2012, 03:31 PM
Yes, good stuff and good prices.

May 4, 2012, 03:31 PM
I load the snot out of Starline brass, love it!

May 4, 2012, 04:06 PM
Bought new Starline in .357Mag, .44Ma, and .44SPL. Great stuff.

You almost never find any on the ground or in range buckets. What does that tell you?

May 4, 2012, 04:37 PM
I just received a case(1k) of 45 acp brass direct from them a couple weeks back, it is really nice brass.

I don't think it gets any better for pistol brass.

May 4, 2012, 04:51 PM
With the price people are trying to get out of once fired 357 and 44 mag brass I buy new starline brass instead. I've had good luck with it. I like it

50 Shooter
May 4, 2012, 05:16 PM
I wish they would produce 50 BMG brass, Starline makes brass for some of the major manufacturers of ammo. Chances are you've used it but didn't know that they made it.

May 4, 2012, 05:20 PM
Just got a batch of .45 Colt from them, but haven't loaded it yet. Looks superb.

May 4, 2012, 05:24 PM
Fantastic stuff !

Very consistent weight from case to case, and factory finished very well.

May 4, 2012, 06:52 PM
I buy only Starline .45 Colt brass.

Love the *-* head stamp.

May 4, 2012, 07:06 PM
Starline....#1 on my list for any cartridge I can get it in.

Norma makes good rifle brass, too.

Hondo 60
May 4, 2012, 08:26 PM
On the extremely rare occasion that I buy new brass, it's Starline.

May 4, 2012, 08:54 PM
Everything but my .303 British and .223 Rem (IMI)

Starline brass kicks butt..

May 4, 2012, 10:21 PM
Good stuff never had any issues with it, its the brass I look for if I buy new and its fairly priced.

May 4, 2012, 10:57 PM
I have it .41 Mag & 44Spl.... Very good brass & price.

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May 4, 2012, 11:11 PM
I have used Starline brass to handload 9mm Largo (Spanish 9x23) and .38 special. Found it to be of excellent quality.

May 4, 2012, 11:33 PM
Bought 500 pcs 357 mag nickle plated,loaded them, shot them,reloaded them again.Will shoot them soon,and start all over again.Not any problems with Star Line .

May 5, 2012, 12:22 AM
been using starline in .44 mag for about a year now. very consistent brass. fully intend to begin using it in any other caliber i need to buy brass for.

May 5, 2012, 01:02 AM
I will echo what others have said, Starline is excellent brass and reasonably priced as well. I have a few thousand Starline cases in .357 and .40, they are my default go-to outfit unless they don't make it.

May 5, 2012, 08:45 AM
Starline is the ONLY brass I use for my 454 Casull reloads. I love it.

May 5, 2012, 08:56 AM
Just got geared up for 38 Super. Asking price for used was more than new direct from Starline. Very good and consistent brass and a few dollars per hundred less than any other brand I have looked at. Also easier to get.

May 5, 2012, 09:59 AM
Starline brass is excellent. First choice for my reloading.

May 5, 2012, 10:43 AM
The only brass I have for .44 Spl., is *-*. I bought 100 of the nickle plated, and found it to be very hard to run through the sizer even with some Imperial wax. I doubt if I'll ever buy any more nickle. I've never had a problem with new or used *-* brass though. :)

May 5, 2012, 10:47 AM
Starline is the only brass I use for my 45-70 hunting loads. They are rather... warm.

May 5, 2012, 11:31 AM
starline in 44mag and 9mm great stuff. had some winch 44mag brass that was hard to get in the shell holder but the starline fits great. i guess the shell holder was bad. seems qc is the first thing that gets stabbed when a company like winch cuts costs:mad:

Driftwood Johnson
May 5, 2012, 11:39 AM

One of the nice things about Starline is they make brass that nobody else makes anymore. I have Starline brass for 44 Russian, 45 Schofield and 45 Auto Rim. I have also used their 45 Colt and 44-40 brass, although I prefer Winchester when I can get it.

highlander 5
May 5, 2012, 12:28 PM
Most of my pistol and revolver brass and my 45/70 and 40/65 are Starline.

May 5, 2012, 11:50 PM
I'm not all that picky when it comes to pistol brass. I've learned it's best to not develop any kind of attachment to it, emotional or otherwise. Because I know it's likely I'll never see some of it again after running it through my very efficient semi-auto brass broadcasting machines.

When it comes to revolver brass, now that's a different story altogether. My revolvers get nothing but the finest. So in answer of your question, yes, I use Starline brass.



May 6, 2012, 10:33 PM
Starline is my first choice.

May 6, 2012, 10:41 PM
I have used most brands of brass available and can say that STARLINE brass has performed every bit as good as any other brand. It usually runs cheaper than RP and WIN as well. I also believe their quality control is better than most. I have never found a bad piece of virgin brass.

Jim, West PA
May 7, 2012, 11:31 AM
WOW !!!!!
Looks unanimous.
I called them right after i posted this and i got REEEAL lucky that they had 1000 pieces o' .45 LC in stock.
I didn't wanna be gready so i ordered 500 of 'em and hope to have 'em this week.
Thank you all so much for your reponses and positive feedback.

Chuck R.
May 7, 2012, 01:07 PM
Ive got about $900 worth in .45-100 (2.6), .45-90 (2.4), .40-70 (reformed .45-90) and .45ACP. The only issue Ive ever had was with BP loads in that the brass was a little too hard to give a decent chamber seal. Once annealed its fine.


loose noose
May 7, 2012, 01:38 PM
By far the best brass you can buy.

May 7, 2012, 03:21 PM
Loose noose said it - best brass in my book. Lots of my 10mm inventory is starline.

Guy B. Meredith
May 8, 2012, 01:26 AM
When I began reloading someone put me onto Starline brass. I bought 2,000 pieces of .38 spl brass almost 25,000 rounds back and it's still going strong.

May 8, 2012, 09:52 AM
I try not to buy new brass, but in the case of the 38 Super I did.
I noticed right off that it is factory-trained to run and hide when it hits the ground! Seems like I spend about four times as much time looking for 15 brass than I do for free brass.:rolleyes:

May 8, 2012, 10:08 AM
Wish they made it in .308......

May 8, 2012, 10:09 AM
Starline is high-end brass especially for handguns. I use it for my thermonuclear .45 Colt loads. Buffalo Bore and Double Tap do too.

May 13, 2012, 12:06 AM
Only handgun brass I buy and rifle if they have what I'm looking for

May 13, 2012, 10:52 AM
Starline manufaxtures good brass. The only difficulties I havbe expereinced are with 38 Special/357 Magnum brass if one intends to use moonclips as their groove is cut deeper than all other brands I have used.

Also their new 45 ACP brass used in Dillon reloaders has a tendency to stick in the belling stage. I believe that Starline offers a free modification of the Dillon expander to overcome this issue.

May 13, 2012, 12:49 PM
I have a fair amount of different sized *-* brass in my inventory. It is all around great brass for the money. I will hold it up against Lapua brass anytime IMHO. In 500 S&W it has outlasted any other brand that I have used by twice as long so far and still going strong. I find that the nickel plated does size a bit harder and has a shorter life like all other brands do but is still superior to other plated offerings.

May 14, 2012, 12:39 AM
yep in my 458 socom

A Pause for the Coz
May 14, 2012, 12:57 AM
Most brass i buy once fired when I find a deal. Once you have all you need why pay retail?
But when I do buy new. Pretty much have to for any 32 cal stuff. I buy Starline.
I did buy a couple hundred 357 mag brass new from them a couple years ago. I finnaly junked my 1st case. And it was because I over crimped the heck out of it setting the die. oops.

If they ever stock 327 mag brass. I am in for a big order. Getting tired of the raping Federal is sticking on me. Could at least offer me a reach around 1st.

May 14, 2012, 09:19 AM
Just got into 38 Super. Fired brass on line for that caliber is more than the new from the Starline factory.
Have been using 100 cases for load development. Some have already been loaded 10 times with no indication of any problem
I have noticed though that the factory teaches it to run and hide when it hits the ground.:D

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