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Old January 14, 2007, 03:30 PM   #1
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7.5 x 55 Swiss Brass?

I once bought some "Frontier" (Hornady) stamped brass at a reasonable price. Now all I can find is the Norma stuff for a dollar a piece. Does anyone know of a source for something less expensive? I started with Norma brass but in my experience it does not last any longer than the Frontier. Thanks.
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Old January 14, 2007, 05:05 PM   #2
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You can use 284 win cases, too. That's what I do, when I can find them!!
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Old January 14, 2007, 05:20 PM   #3
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Yes, I've looked for them as well and it seems that they are seasonally produced. Midway, MidSouth do not have any. Midway will email me when they get some in. Hopefully the brass I have on hand will last till then. I get about 1-2 split necks per 20 on my last few batchs. I have lost track of how many times they have been fired but I think 10 times or so.
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Old January 14, 2007, 05:25 PM   #4
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Just checked graf and sons they are out of their cheaper brass as well.
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Old January 14, 2007, 05:26 PM   #5
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I use .284Win cases only in my K-31. Just run 'em through the resizing die and check length.
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Old January 15, 2007, 12:58 AM   #6
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AIM Surplus has 7.5x55 ammo for $95 +shipping per 200 rounds of LOADED Boxer primed ammo. I plan on getting 200 rounds and then reloading the brass. Much better deal than using 284 brass, it even has the right size case head too.
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Old January 15, 2007, 06:57 AM   #7
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Order and hope.....

I called Grafs and put my name on the back order list for some PRVI cases. When they get it I guess I'll get it. They are cheaper and so far I'm up to 12 loads on the ones I have already. They do seem to last a while if you anneal and trim properly when needed.
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