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What's your favorite shootin' brass?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by mallc, Jan 8, 2009.


What's your favorite shootin' brass

Poll closed Jan 13, 2009.
  1. Winchester

    39 vote(s)
  2. Remmington

    12 vote(s)
  3. Other

    30 vote(s)
  1. mallc

    mallc Well-Known Member

    What's your favorite bulk purchase rifle brass? The kind of stuff you buy in 100s or 500 piece bags?Winchester? Remington? Other?

    What makes it good? Where do you buy it?

  2. ljnowell

    ljnowell Well-Known Member

    Guess I was the first one, YAY! I just started reloading, but almost all of my brass is winchester. I shot lots of WWB. I do have some starline, but as far as the majority, its Winchester. It seems to be ok though as I have a few cases that I have reloaded already about 7 times working up a load, and they are still going strong.
  3. SteelyNirvana

    SteelyNirvana Well-Known Member

    Still consider myself a new reloader but I prefer Winchester brass. That goes for primers also;)
  4. Historian

    Historian Well-Known Member

    Lake City .223...hands down.


    "It's a good thing that we don't get as much government as we pay for." Will Rogers
  5. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Winchester and Starline for pistol. Lapua for match 6PPC cases (made from .220 Russian). LC and whatever I find for .223. Same for .308, but I don't shoot much of it.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2009
  6. FlyinBryan

    FlyinBryan Well-Known Member

    i like pmc, and lake city.

    behind those, winchester, rp, then the rest.
  7. USSR

    USSR Well-Known Member

    Voted "Other". In .308, I use Lake City Match and Hornady Match. In .30-06, I use Lapua and Lake City Match. And in 6.5x55, I use Lapua.

  8. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Well-Known Member

    I like all three and use Winchester, Remington and other.:D

    99% of my rifle brass is range once fired pickups. I have very little "new" brass and that was given to me...
  9. D. Manley

    D. Manley Well-Known Member

    Favorite is Starline. Between Remington and Winchester, I'd have to vote Winchester "in general" although for some calibers, I like Remington just fine.
  10. ReloaderFred

    ReloaderFred Well-Known Member

    The only new rifle brass I buy is .45-70, though I load 9 different rifle calibers. For the .45-70, I prefer Remington new brass.

    You didn't ask about pistol brass for your survey, but for that it depends on the caliber as to which brand I prefer. For most handgun cartridges, I prefer Winchester brass, though I don't purchase handgun brass new at all.

    Hope this helps.

  11. lev83

    lev83 Well-Known Member

    I only use Winchester or Federal brass. Excellent results and easier to sort.
  12. dwave

    dwave Well-Known Member

    I use Starline or Winchester.
  13. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

    Depends on the cartridge

    For 7.62x39 the small primed Remington cases are superior to even Lapua

    For most of my other rifle cartridges I use whatever brand I have the most of being careful not to mix headstamps for a particular load.

    handguns I don't even bother to sort
  14. joneb

    joneb Well-Known Member

    What ! nobody picked American brass :confused: and here I thought everything had changed ;)
  15. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    Federal first and then Winchester.
    (I'm a little surprised you didn't list Federal)
  16. jhansman

    jhansman Well-Known Member

    Winchester first and last, with LC for semi-auto .223 the only exception.
  17. Peter M. Eick

    Peter M. Eick Well-Known Member

    Starline is my favorite. Thus other.
  18. jjohnson

    jjohnson Well-Known Member


    Well, if you'd asked about RIFLE brass, I'd have said Winchester, but since most of the brass I buy (read: when I can't pick it up for FREE at the range) is bought as components, instead of brass saved after shooting up factory ammo, Starling is just fine by me. I'll shoot about anything if the brass price is right, but the Winchester rifle brass seems to be softer than Remington.

    That's not a scientific answer - just seems my Rem reloads tend to crack more often than the Winchester stuff.
  19. Grassman

    Grassman Well-Known Member

    My personal favorite is FREE brass...........
  20. 280shooter

    280shooter Well-Known Member

    Free brass, is for sure
    LC 223
    rem,280,,8mm 221 fireball
    win, 357, 38 spc,
    fed 44mag

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