What rifle brass do you think is the best value? Currently, I use all different kinds of once fired and range pick up brass for 270 Winchester. I use it in my favorite deer/eIk/steel sillouette rifle I recently ran into an issue with loose primer pockets with federal brass. It had only been fired twice. I consider Federal, Hornady, Remington, and Winchester to be "standard grade" brass. Here's how I rate them Federal: decent except for recent premature primer pocket fail. Hornady: good. Higher case capacity. Remington: soft, thin brass that splits more frequently. Winchester: good. I consider Lapua and Nosler to be "high grade" brass, though that might just be that you pay for them to come fully prepared to reload. I have limited experience with these. What one do you favor? Does the extra price for Lapua and Nosler translate into noticably longer life or better accuracy? I'm considering moving to using only one brand of brass for this rifle.