300WSM Norma verses Winchester Brass

treedoc

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Your opinion, is Norma brass that much better than Winchester 300WSM brass. Basically, worth twice as much $$?

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Re: 300WSM Norma verses Winchester Brass

I can't say that it's woth twice. I like it better, it is moer consistent, and I have less culls, although in the WSM's with WIN brass I have very very few in and of itself. The Norma brass is much softer IME, and for me this means greater life, it takes longer to harden. I have just begun to anneal cases, and for whatever reasons, maybe the same differences that make it softer to start with, but I get better--more consistent results with the Norma brass when reloading after annealing than with the WIN stuff.....still, definitely can't find a resonable defense to spend 2x on it....when I bought mine it was LESS than WIN stuff--go figure.