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#11984390 - 04/20/17 7/08 brass
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If you were buying 200 rounds of brass for hunting loads, (not long range stuff), which would you go with for good uniformity and ease of prep?

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#11984453 - 04/20/17 Re: 7/08 brass [Re: Royce]
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Nosler if I could find a good deal on it. If not, Hornady most likely.
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#11984472 - 04/20/17 Re: 7/08 brass [Re: Royce]
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Thanks
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#11985380 - 04/20/17 Re: 7/08 brass [Re: Royce]
TexasPhotog Offline
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Lapua
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#11985586 - 04/20/17 Re: 7/08 brass [Re: TexasPhotog]
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Originally Posted By TexasPhotog
Lapua


+1

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#11985759 - 04/20/17 Re: 7/08 brass [Re: Royce]
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I just ordered 100pc Nosler
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#11987120 - Yesterday at 10:08 AM Re: 7/08 brass [Re: Royce]
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I've had really good luck with Norma in 7-08. Very straight and uniform.
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#11988925 - Today at 07:54 AM Re: 7/08 brass [Re: MuskegMan]
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Originally Posted By MuskegMan

Originally Posted By TexasPhotog
Lapua


+1


No question

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#11989458 - Today at 12:33 PM Re: 7/08 brass [Re: Royce]
Crow hunter Offline
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Lapua's the best, Norma and Nosler are pretty good but they cost the same or more than Lapua so I'd just go with Lapua. If I didn't want to spend that much I'd buy prvi partisan then break out the neck turner and flash hole deburr tool & go to town.

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#11989476 - Today at 12:43 PM Re: 7/08 brass [Re: Royce]
1234 Offline
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i bought a bag of privi partisan have been pleased with the brass.

Ed

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#11989492 - Today at 12:50 PM Re: 7/08 brass [Re: Royce]
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.308 Lapua for me.

I could care less about the headstamp and don't fancy paying $20 more per 100 just cause it says 7mm-08. YMMV
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#11989500 - Today at 12:55 PM Re: 7/08 brass [Re: Nail]
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Originally Posted By Nail
.308 Lapua for me.

I could care less about the headstamp and don't fancy paying $20 more per 100 just cause it says 7mm-08. YMMV


So you do care.

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#11989543 - Today at 01:14 PM Re: 7/08 brass [Re: mathman]
Nail Offline
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Originally Posted By mathman
Originally Posted By Nail
.308 Lapua for me.

I could care less about the headstamp and don't fancy paying $20 more per 100 just cause it says 7mm-08. YMMV


So you do care.



Apparently so....grin
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#11989561 - Today at 01:24 PM Re: 7/08 brass [Re: Nail]
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grin

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#11989729 - Today at 02:39 PM Re: 7/08 brass [Re: mathman]
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I should add that I've done a little loading for a friend's Rem 7 in 7/08 and it won't accept necked down Lapua, RP or Federal 308 brass with enough clearance for my taste. The factory chamber must have been made with a reamer that was on the small end of the tolerance.

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#11990414 - Today at 07:34 PM Re: 7/08 brass [Re: Crow hunter]
TexasPhotog Offline
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Originally Posted By Crow hunter
Lapua's the best, Norma and Nosler are pretty good but they cost the same or more than Lapua so I'd just go with Lapua. If I didn't want to spend that much I'd buy prvi partisan then break out the neck turner and flash hole deburr tool & go to town.


I tried some Nosler and the primer hole was insanely tight. Priming was a bitch.

And the Nosler brass wasn't nearly as consistent, and, as you point out, it cost about the same as Lapua.

Lapua for the win.
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#11990447 - Today at 07:52 PM Re: 7/08 brass [Re: Royce]
Mule Deer Offline
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Fred,

I've had excellent luck with Hornady 7-08 brass, to the point where it's all I have anymore. In fact the past couple-three years have found Hornady brass very consistent in every way.

Recently picked up another 100 new cases from one of the Internet retailers for $55 (which included shipping) and should last me a long while.
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