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Old April 21, 2007, 08:49 AM   #26
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If you are shooting that much and it is a 3006, I would suggest military match brass and anneal the neck/shoulders every other loading. The brass should last forever providing there isn't a chamber issue. FWIW, I have match brass that has been thru the gun 50+ times and haven't lost one yet. But annealing is a headache.
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Old April 22, 2007, 09:28 AM   #27
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I've never found that the brand of brass has ever made any difference in group size in my '06s. That's predicated on satisfaction with anything inside one MOA; hunting use. But, even my best loads and groups seem to have been independent of brand of brass. Or brand of primer or bullet, for that matter.

New brass, old brass, scrounged or bought, it all works just fine...

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Old April 22, 2007, 10:31 AM   #28
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New brass, old brass, scrounged or bought, it all works just fine...

Roger that,, Art! I' ve owned numerous .30-06 rifles over the last 50 years, and most of them shot well.

And none of them cared what brass I used. I normally use MilSurp because it's cheaper, and lasts longer wothout annealing. And I don't anneal .30-06.
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Old April 22, 2007, 02:52 PM   #29
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I've had excellent results out of once fired brass of various brands in my 7mm Rem mag & 270... Perhaps it's the gun and not the brass. Those 2 700 models are tack drivers. However, I discovered the 22's are a lot more tempermental, regardless of brand of rifle...A buddy of mine and I reload 22-250's in Howa, Remington, and CZ. The Howa likes remington...The remington likes Federal... and the CZ likes Winchester and Federal...hmm...seems odd. Could be the bullet to...Who knows.
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Old April 23, 2007, 05:48 PM   #30
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I've never found that the brand of brass has ever made any difference in group size in my '06s
I have no trouble beliving that. I have found rem brass takes a grain or two less powder to get the same velocity as win ( my fav ). This is not the case with all cal. In 223 I have yet to find a brass brand makes much more than 20fps difference. WCC seems to be the highest and mil brass marked tw is the lowest and both are within 20fps of LC. TW brass, what ever it is, splits like a ripe banana under a mack truck. I dont know who makes it but it seems very poor quality fyi.

Back to your regularly scedualed program.
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