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    Federal Brass?

    Question for you reloaders. I normally use RP headstamp brass when loading for my 7mm Remmy. I just can't seem to find any of the RP new brass. I have located some new Federal Brass which is available. Any experience with Federal? Is it a good quality or should I just keep on searching for the RP?

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    In my experience, unless your a competitive bench rest or other type of shooter, brass is brass. I really can't tell the difference. I do like to keep the same brand brass together, but a lot of times that doesn't happen. I don't like the silver finish brass as I have had some splitting problems with it in the past. The only exception for me is my Weatherby rifles (.300 & .257) where I only use WBY brass as I have a lot of it.
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    Although not my first choice, i think it is just fine for the normal user. I doubt you will really see much difference.

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    I was in the same dilemma when starting my new custom 300 Win Mag project gun last spring. I wanted a bunch of new brass for this gun only, as I have two 300 win mags. I found a guy selling once fired Fed match brass that he had fired in sniper training. This brass has been great. I bought 250 pieces and weighed all of them after cleaning and depriming. Over 150 of those brass weighed exactly 249.5 grains + or - .1 grain. The others were within 1 grain. They shoot very consistent in this gun. I wouldn't hesitate.

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    Thanks for the info. I'll get the Federal. Steve

 

 

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