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Tell me something about Starline brass!

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by JSmith, Feb 7, 2013.

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  1. rondog

    rondog Member

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    Too bad they don't make 7.5x55 Swiss brass.....bet they could sell a boatload of it to us K31 lovers.
     
  2. Kachok

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    Bought a batch of their 40 S&W brass and it was superb. All measurements were remarkably consistent, after inspecting 20 or so I did not worry about the rest and started loading. Great product A+, just with they made brass for my 6.5x55 :)
     
  3. .22-5-40

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    1+ on Starline rifle brass..They make an original length 2.125" .38-55 ( Win. & Rem. are only 2.080".
     
  4. dragon813gt

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    It's all straight walled. They don't make bottleneck cases. They do make some bottleneck pistol cases like 357sig. Should have clarified and said I wish they made bottleneck rifle cases like 308 :)


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  5. kerreckt

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    Very good stuff. Holds up well.
     
  6. Jaxondog

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    Like everyone before me, Starline is my go to brass mainly because I can't wear the case's out.lol. Pretty good stuff, and I have never seen Texas brass. Pretty interesting.
     
  7. jack44

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    I use Starline for my 45/70 no problems with the brass.
     
  8. beatledog7

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    Dragon, I've wondered myslef why they make bottleneck pistol cases but not rifle. I suppose it's a matter of economics, making what sells in the highest volume. But then, they also make uncommon brass like .38 TJ and .40 Super. I'd love to visit their factory.
     
  9. tbob38

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    As everyone has said, it's very good brass and I've used it for over 30 years. Just got some from Dillon in 357 Sig caliber.
     
  10. Magnum Shooter

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    Starline is great brass at a great price. I have some Midway 357 mag brass that was made by Starline, it has held up well to multiple max loads.
     
  11. mgmorden

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    Well what the heck everybody else is chiming in so I'll also say that Starline is great. Cheapest stuff on the market and better quality than most of the regular guys (Rem, Win, etc).

    I'd only consider buying anything else if Starline was out of stock.
     
  12. P-Dog

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    Really good brass. Loading it for a few years in 9mm.
     
  13. ATLDave

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    I've had nothing but great experiences with Starline stuff. To me, it's the benchmark for pistol brass.
     
  14. floydster

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    Me like Starline too, use all time in 50/90.

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  15. TonyT

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    Starline mahkes excellent brass. The only issue with it is the depth of the groove cut in 38 Special/357 Magnum brass which is very deep and thus does not allow use of the less expensive moonclips. The grroves in 38 Super brass are also deeper than other manufacturers which results in a very loose fir in moonclips for use in revolvers. I also believe there was an issue using their new 45 ACP brass in Dillon reloaders which required modification of the expander.
     
  16. greenmtnguy

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    Another very pleased Starline customer - use it for most all my reloads for pistols and my 45/70 rifle.

    One thing that you do want to note - the brass IS thicker than Winchester or even Remington brass. It has less internal volume than those brands in the 45/70 in particular. So, I adjust my powder charges downward slightly and still end up with similar MV of slightly higher powder charge weights in , for example, Winchester brass.
     
  17. Fishslayer

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    Starline is GTG. Some of the best.

    "Quite a bit cheaper" than Remington brass? Wouldn't have guessed that.
     
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    Good stuff, works fine and last a long time. They are a great source for unusual brass too. I went through a phase with the 7.62 Tokarev and their stuff was great. Also their 45-70 Government stuff, as well as all the popular handgun brass.

    The only trick is check their website frequently and get it when they have it!

    Ron
     
  19. JSmith

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    Cheaper than Winchester. (I'm not about to buy any more Remington.)
     
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    I use Starline brass for my 9mm Largo, good stuff.
     
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    I've bought Starline for all my revolvers, excellent brass.
     
  22. rodinal220

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    Top notch!
     
  23. jk2008

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    I've reloaded 100's of rounds of 45-70 using Starline brass. It's quality stuff.
     
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    The 454 gets a healthy diet of starline brass.
     
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