The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 11, 2011, 11:55 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: December 28, 2010
Location: Western Washington State
Posts: 144
Rifle Brass

Looking to buy brass for 7mm Remington Magnum, and looking for input on brand. Seems to me that I have heard that Winchester casings are on the thin side. In the past, I have simply purchased factory ammo (usually Federal) and reused the brass. With 7MM rounds costing what they do, however, I think that I will be buying brass by itself. Any input would be great!
toolguy2006 is offline  
Old October 12, 2011, 12:36 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: October 18, 2006
Posts: 7,089
I've used pretty much every brand out there for 7mm Rem Mag. I would pick Winchester or Federal for accuracy from American brass. Of course you could get more expensive brass like Hornady, Lapua, or Norma, but for a hunting rifle you should be able to stay sub-MOA with Win or Fed.

Machine guns are awesome until you have to carry one.
Jimro is offline  
Old October 12, 2011, 06:22 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: June 17, 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 4,714
Winchester brass is the best for the money, Lapua is the best, period.

In a bolt gun, Winchester can be made to last ("near") forever by sizing it only so far as to fit the chamber.
mehavey is offline  
Old October 13, 2011, 11:24 PM   #4
Join Date: February 5, 2011
Location: North Fort Worth, TX (Saginaw)
Posts: 44
My vote would be for Winchester as well. It is pretty reasonably priced.

I would very seriously consider buying used brass. Especially after hunting season, everyone will be offloading the brass that is recovered.

Definitely a lot cheaper than buying new and a lot easier to obtain than shooting and recovering your own. Especially true given the price of factory ammo in 7mm Mag.
capreppy is offline  
Old October 13, 2011, 11:42 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: October 24, 2009
Posts: 280
I was sort of wondering the same thing. I just aquired my grandfathers Remington 700 in 7mm rem mag. I picked up 2 boxes of Federal 7mm for $25 per 20 locally. All I was interested in was the brass, though the firing of the rounds was a bonus.
For me that is the most cost effective way as opposed to buying brass alone!
When seconds count, why is help minutes away?
Fullthrottle is offline  
Old October 14, 2011, 07:15 AM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: July 18, 2010
Location: Independence Missouri
Posts: 4,139
When I bought my 7mm rem mag, I also purchased 4 boxes of Hornady Custom ammo because it was on sale for like 20.00 per box. And now that I have been testing loads, I've used some of these cases three times going on the fourth. I just might call Midway and price some new Hornady brass.
Thanks for coming!
hooligan1 is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2016 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05375 seconds with 7 queries