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MileHighShooter wrote: »
Now for Pegasus or anyone else shooting match type stuff, what brass do you guys like in 308? I figure heck, if the best is available, use the best right?
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No apology needed Pegasus! I didn't take offense to anything.
That Chargemaster is on my list, I looked it over online and it is something I really want to have.
I'll be reloading for several different cartridges, but not near as many as some here. I too, always kept notes of everything especially number of shots fired on brass. But, I shoot several magnums, and you'll just never get the life out of them that a 308 or 30-06 or what have you, will get. I'd be very happy to make it to 4-5 reloads on the Weatherby brass. They are expensive to shoot, even if you reload (compared to standards, brass and powder volume) but I just like them. Which is funny, because I used to really not like anything about them, until I started using one. Now I'm looking at building another if not 2 LOL
Now for Pegasus or anyone else shooting match type stuff, what brass do you guys like in 308? I figure heck, if the best is available, use the best right? For the rest of the rifles I own/plan to build shortly, I really won't have many options for brass like I do for the 308. I mean...with a Weatherby you use Weatherby, the few others are distant runner-ups if anything. Brass is thinner and just not as strong. The 9.3 has a few options, but literally just a few. 308 has truck loads of choices lol
For the .223, I use Winchester brass. The prep time is longer; I use the mandrel to round out the mouths, then I chamfer and deburr and I also ream ou the flash hole to get that little burr.
So perhaps another thing on your list is the RCBS Trim Mate device. That's what I use to prep the brass. Very nice little device.
Edited to add: At Lodi, there were a number of people using Nosler match brass. This is great stuff, and it is sorted by weight, but you pay for that. I don't remember meeting anyone using Norma brass, but I saw: Lapua (most), Nosler (I saw one but heard of more), Winchester (a few) and LC Match (quite a few.) One of the guys using LC brass encountered several case head separations. Ask me what it does to your score when that happens. I discussed it with him after the match (I was the one pulling his target when that happened,) and suggested he had a sizing problem. I believe, but I am not sure,) that he was breaking the first rule of handloading; "Never, ever, under any circumstances, resize virgin brass."
+1 for the Chargemaster, I have had mine since they came out and it works perfectly and it has since day one.
The only Press I have is the old simple RCBS Rockchucker press and it works well for me since I don’t load in huge volumes. I have toyed with the Idea of a Forster press but I never have done the deed.
I use Forster dies whenever I can and like them very much.
Since I do so much prep work I tend to use Winchester, Remington, and Federal Rifle brass and have not had any issues, then again I am not a competitive shooter.
If I ever wanted to get out of all the case prep I would surely go to Lapua brass.
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