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Federal Brass

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by coop923, Sep 14, 2008.

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  1. coop923

    coop923 Member

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    Does anyone know of a source for bulk federal rifle brass? I'm looking for 25-06 specifically. I spent some time searching online last night and came up with nothing. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
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    -Mark
     
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    Nobody I looked at has federal, but rem and win is not hard to find.
     
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    Try "oncefiredbrass.com" sometimes he has it, but its OF if thats ok.
     
  4. coop923

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    Thanks, I'll check it out. I stumbled onto a great load with the federal brass and when I tried it using win brass, it didn't group as well.
     
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    ammobrasstrader.com is another.

    Federal dosen't sell brass as a component.

    You could always form it out of 30-06, 270, 280 brass.

    Any reason for needing Federal brass?

    Jon
     
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    I have 270win, 30-06sprg and 30-30win brass, send me a PM if interested.
     
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    coop923,
    When all else fails you can always wait for a sale at Cabela's and buy Federal ammo. Last sale they had I bought Federal 30-06 for $9.99 a box. (I bought 100 rounds) I think there as a sale last week but the price was $12.99 but that's still not bad in today's environment.
     
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    I use 270,30-06 to form my 280,
    you could try doing that with Fed.in other caliburs,
     
  9. coop923

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    Jon,
    I was trying to work up a load for my brother-in-law using an assortment of brass that he gave me. I started with the Federal because that's what he had the most of. It grouped really well and when I tried Winchester brass, the groups opened up a bit.
     
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    If you're looking for accuracy like that, the problem is not the case, it is the case volume. You would need to re-ladder your charges to find the best one for that brass case type, since the manufacturing tolerances make the cases slightly different.
    Otherwise, it's not bad brass.
     
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    Evan,
    By "ladder", do you mean to drop the charge a couple grains and work back up with R-P or W-W cases?
    -Mark
     
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    I'd be willing to bet if you played with either Remington or Winchester brass you could get a load just as accurate. The only .25/06 brass I use is Winchester and I've had great luck.
     
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    Coop: Yep, that's what I mean.
    Your problem is the different brand of brass has a slightly different volume and that means your charge may need adjusted up or down slightly to get the same pressures and results.
     
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    I'll play around with R-P and W-W cases. Thanks everyone.
    -Mark
     
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