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Re: Alpha Brass - Trash? [Re: Tyrone] #14846209 05/03/20
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Originally Posted by Kenneth
Originally Posted by kingston
There’s a segment of the competitive rifle shooting community that believes ALPHA was behind public attacks on Peterson Brass.

I hear it at matches frequently.

https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/13059291/1






More hearsay, bullshit and rumors....
You're supposed to be better than this.

I'm not about to read that link again, are you trying to imply 'stick was working undercover on behalf of Alpha brass? otherwise whats the relevance of the link?

GMAFB.


I’m just reporting what I’ve heard said first hand. These were folks seeming to blame Alpha for what happen in that thread. I don’t know any of these people from here (24HCF). I know them in real life. They’re not campfire regulars or readers. The OP asked if Alpha was “trash” which reminded me of the anti-Alpha stuff I was hearing last Fall. I was surprised to hear it, as I’m intimately familiar with the thread on here. It seems an optic developed around that thread.

Again, my original post was somewhat poorly worded.

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Re: Alpha Brass - Trash? [Re: Tyrone] #14847298 05/04/20
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I'd expect typical campfire post :

I've heard it really sucks, BUT I've never used it... which is why it really sucks... and I don't need to try it to know that...

Myself... from some of the posts from folks that I trust as open and honest, I've never heard any of them bad mouth Alpha brass..
so therefore I wouldn't even question it, and would order some...

hey if Stumpy likes it, you just know its the latest greatest thing in the world... THIS WEEK...




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Re: Alpha Brass - Trash? [Re: Tyrone] #14847999 05/04/20
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I volunteer to test all of your “inferior “ Alpha brass. Please ship to me rather than trouble yourselves.



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Re: Alpha Brass - Trash? [Re: Tyrone] #14866007 05/10/20
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Different people on the post have been posting about shooting in matches. I really like shooting in the regular NRA and CMP HP Rifle matches. Are any of you shooting in those? And it is funny that Stick won't ever shoot in competition if he is as good as he thinks he is.

Re: Alpha Brass - Trash? [Re: 14Homer] #14866775 05/11/20
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Nobody is shooting in them this year. frown


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Re: Alpha Brass - Trash? [Re: Tyrone] #14866917 05/11/20
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Not much for matches in Stick's area and if there were, there's summer fishing and firewood chores.

Re: Alpha Brass - Trash? [Re: Tyrone] #14867077 05/11/20
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Originally Posted by Tyrone
Nobody is shooting in them this year. frown

You are correct. I was mostly just seeing if you were HP or Tactical, or whatever. But matches are pretty dead right now.

Re: Alpha Brass - Trash? [Re: VernAK] #14867828 05/11/20
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Originally Posted by VernAK
Not much for matches in Stick's area and if there were, there's summer fishing and firewood chores.
Stick is so rich he could hire someone and travel anywhere he wants. Right?


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Re: Alpha Brass - Trash? [Re: Tyrone] #14879882 05/15/20
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Never heard of Alpha, will have to try some.

Re: Alpha Brass - Trash? [Re: Tyrone] #14882350 05/16/20
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I'm using Alpha brass in 6 Dasher for bench rest.

I weigh sort and volume sort the cases, out of 100 pcs. I get two groups that vary from zero to 0.5 grains and 2-4 outliers that do not fit my criteria. Weights and volumes are closer than Lapua where following the same criteria would get 3 groups and 2-5 outliers (generally). The case neck thickness is very uniform, very little is turned off to make them perfect, same performance with Lapua but tend to take more off. The primer pockets have been staying tight after upwards of 10 reloads.

Alpha is very good brass for the attributes I have described.

For a person that just loads ammo (for a hunting situation or plinking) then Alpha will give better results (technically) than Lapua.

When one goes through case prep to BR standards then Alpha holds little advantage over Lapua.

In my area Alpha brass is ~$75 more per box of 100, but does come in a nice plastic case that usually costs 15-20 bucks.

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