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Nosler Brass- worth the extra cost?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Rokman, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Rokman

    Rokman Participating Member

    Apr 29, 2006
    The Lone Star State
    I usually purchase Winchester brass and on occasion have bought Remington brass. Well today I purchased Nosler .22-250 brass and it was basically the same price for 50 than for 100 Winchester cases. It was really nice that I did't have to trim them or do anything with the flash holes or anything with the case mouth. The brass was all within 8 tenths of a grain in weight and had great primer pockets. My new Winchester brass may weigh several grains difference between pieces. Is this brass really good and worth the extra money?
  2. Horsemany

    Horsemany Participating Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    It depends on if you are willing to do more case prep on the Win. brass to make up for the cost difference. If you weigh sort your Win. cases you get very accurate batches. I also discard any cases that produce unexplained fliers. I use Norma/Lapua brass for some guns but the vast majority are Winchester and I haven't seen much difference in groups. The difference is time of case prep and possibly longer service life.
  3. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Senior Elder

    Nov 25, 2006
    Northeast PA, USA
    I don't feel that brass is worth the additional cost but then again I don't mind using range pickup brass either. Seriously, Winchester and Federal rifle brass are my 2 favorites and seem to work very well. If the Norma brass was a little more expensive it would be one thing but twice the price,,, not so much...

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