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    Best Brass for .270

    Hi,

    I was given a lot of brass from my experienced 'mentor' but it is starting to get a bit old and I am looking at getting some new brass.

    He gave me Norma brass but I don't think I can afford this, so would anyone else recommend any other cheaper makes that they have found to be good?

    Thanks,

    Tom

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    If you are hunting, I doubt you'd notice any variation between brands. The only golden rule is to use a single brand at a time and retest your load if you change from one make of brass to another (as internal volumes vary slightly, affecting pressure).

    I use .270 Sako or Norma brass when I can get it cheaply, otherwise I use Winchester brass because I can buy prepped' once-fired brass fairly cheaply at Shooting Supplies in Bromsgrove (25 per 100). I haven't found a lot of internal variation between US brands, .e.g. Federal, Winchester, Remington etc but there's a marked difference between US and European brands. I tend to bin my .270 brass after about 5 firings anyway - if I was using super-expensive custom brass or if it was a specially formed case, I'd try and keep it longer but it's readily available, so I don't bother.

    I have used the super cheap PPU brass but I find the necks harden after a couple of firings and need annealing, which is a pain.

    Adam.

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    Without a doubt Norma is the best brass you can get in 270 its nice and soft and does not work harden like federal I have some Norma brass I have reloaded 30 odd times and without any signs of fatigue yet i have re worked federal brass and its failed after 6 or severn times on re loading.

    I am told Lapua is also good but very expensive.

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    Nosler custom is what I keep for my stalking loads...just a little treat for special days
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    Finnbear,
    Do you find Nosler Custom so much better, and I did go looking for Lapua but was told they dod not make brass in .270,

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    .270 brass

    anyone looking for .270 once fired brass?

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    I agree with the comments above, Norma brass is very good. The old adage of buying the best you can afford applies here too.

    http://www.midwayuk.com/apps/ebrowse...0+***+9013+***

    Lapua do make a .30-06 brass which could be necked down. http://www.lapua.com/index.php?id=852

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithp18 View Post
    Finnbear,
    Do you find Nosler Custom so much better, and I did go looking for Lapua but was told they dod not make brass in .270,
    OHHH Yes!
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    Ought six cases that I have are shorter in the oal than standard .270's
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    I agree with the comments above, Norma brass is very good. The old adage of buying the best you can afford applies here too.

    http://www.midwayuk.com/apps/ebrowse...0+***+9013+***

    Lapua do make a .30-06 brass which could be necked down. http://www.lapua.com/index.php?id=852
    Good link that thanks for that

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