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    Brass prep.....300 weatherby

    Gents,
    I recently read an article by John Barsness who advised for hunting guns he doesnt do too much for brass prep, weight sorting or neck turning. This is a deviation from all the tied and true handloaders!!

    I have found myself the owner of about 250 rounds of 300 WBY mag brass. Some came wih the rifle and some came from a buddy who doesnt handload. The headstamps all indicate Weatherby manufactur (NORMA) but the weights indicate about a 6 grain difference in the headstamps.

    two questions -

    1. Anyone ever see this much swing among the same manufactiurers and did you have a problem or variations with your loads ?
    2. If you shoot Weatherby rounds what brass have you bought and liked ?


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    I have never weighed each case individually to see what they weigh before I reload them. But then I very seldom load the cases to the maximum load possible anymore.

    For loading my .340 Weatherby I picked up a couple hundred new brass from Norma and have been working my way through them. But for any of my other reloads I don't worry too much about it. I just do a good case inspection before reloading them and go.
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    I'm with JimP on this. I shoot a .300 Wby and have about 250 cases that I got from a friend who used to work at Weatherby in California. I have never weighed them and probably never will as I don't load them that hot. If you are really concerned, here is what I was taught (by a bench rest shooter) many years ago. Take a light weight case and a heavy weight case and fill them with water and measure the difference. It is the internal capacity of a case that really will determine how much powder you can put in it safely.
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    I don’t sort and weigh cases for anything except my long range gun. In that situation, I’m going for consistency and to control as many variables as I can.

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    What they’ve all already said. My 300wby shoots .770 groups at 100yds. For hunting rifles I simply neck size and trim. Weatherby’s are freebore to keep pressures down so I always load multiples of the same load with different OAL’s to see which one shoots best when developing. Generally, the closer to the lands, the more accurate it gets.

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