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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-09-2017, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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What brass you using to hunt with and why ?

I use what i have and never had a problem with them shooting very well at 100 yards.
The one bras i don't use or even pick up at the range is Federal .

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I use what i have and never had a problem with them shooting very well at 100 yards.
The one bras i don't use or even pick up at the range is Federal .
I`m glad you`re not into bras....................federal or otherwise

seriously, what is wrong with Federal brass ?
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I use most brands but do make sure the brass is in great shape and only use the brand I sighted in with. This year looks like it will be factory Hornady Whitetail as having a new defib put in and won't be able to reload.

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Generally use Winchester and Remington brass for my rifles. Then I experiment with different bullets, power. primer and case length using the same type brass.
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Bad primer every time i tried it after 2 loads the primer hole was very loose and too easy to seat a primer.

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All depends on the gun.

A lot of the stuff I shoot, the brass is only made by one or two manufacturers. So I generally pick the best quality maker of the two and go with that.

If I had my druthers, I'd use Weatherby (by Norma) brass for EVERYTHING. It is MAJORLY high quality stuff compared to most anything else. As far as the garden varieties I'd pick Winchester, then Federal, then Remington dead last.

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I've never found much difference between makers of brass, but I prefer Remington.

Now, I have loads for rifles; some use all Remington, while other use all Winchester, etc. I stay with one brand when working up a load for a given rifle.
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I generally use Hornady or Starline. Winchester sometimes, because they're the only ones making 7mm WSM. That's just what I buy when I buy new. I'm not picky about buying once fired brass, or picking up range brass.
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Remington and Winchester are all I have. Perfectly fine for what I do. The last few years I haven't been shooting anywhere near as much as I once did. One box of shells lasts me a couple seasons anymore.
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I generally use Hornady or Starline.
I have also used both Hornady and Starline and found them to be pretty comparable in quality to the other garden varieties of brass................perfectly serviceable for typical usage.

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