7mm-08 Brass


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blarby
May 4, 2012, 06:26 PM
Looks like Norma makes some...

Anyone else got any high-quality references ?

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7mmb
May 5, 2012, 12:11 AM
I bought Remington brass for mine because that's what the store had. Really high quality brass usually isn't made in 7mm-08 because it's not that popular with the competitive shooters that demand the best brass. However, 308 Win brass is made by everyone that makes rifle brass. It's an easy trick to just run 308 brass through a 7mm-08 full-length resizing die and, voila, you have 7mm-08 brass with a 308 headstamp. Lapua is reputed to be the best. If you want really top quality brass you'll need to reform their 308 cases.

blarby
May 5, 2012, 12:15 AM
So for good headstamps that are correct, looks like nosler and norma are about it then.

I'm not really into reformed brass. I've done it, just not super stoked about the longevity, and having wrong stamp/ right stamp issues.

Pacsd
May 5, 2012, 12:16 AM
I've been using RP brass in my 7mm-08 and it has performed to my satisfaction.

blarby
May 5, 2012, 12:43 AM
If RP brass didn't have such weight variation from case to case, I'd be satisfied.

ArchAngelCD
May 5, 2012, 12:43 AM
I like Remington, Winchester and Federal brass for most rifle calibers. They all seem to work well for me. If you want something considered "better" I would give Hornady brass a try. It's made a little better than the other brands but it doesn't cost you what Lapua, Norma and Nosler brass will... (which are all a Dollar or more a piece)

blarby
May 5, 2012, 01:41 AM
I'm ok with a dollar or more a piece.

Ended up averaging more than that finding winchester cases that were consistent in weight.

ArchAngelCD
May 5, 2012, 02:04 AM
I'm ok with a dollar or more a piece.

Ended up averaging more than that finding winchester cases that were consistent in weight.
Why would you need brass that's a consistent weight for a hunting rifle?

blarby
May 5, 2012, 03:06 AM
I intend to load this rifles' cartridges to the same standard I load everything else. Keeps things consistent :)

ArchAngelCD
May 5, 2012, 03:23 AM
IMO checking the weight of each case for hunting ammo will make no difference whatsoever. But, it's your rifle and ammo and you can do as you please. I suggest you buy a small amount of Hornady brass and see if it's uo to your standard.

blarby
May 5, 2012, 03:57 AM
Well, it certainly wasn't in 30-30 or 30-06. And if the primer pockets are the same, you can have all of it !

Shot alright for factory stuff though.

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