6.5CM brass-different brands

mark5pt56

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So, The only 6.5 brass I've ever used is Hornady. At 1-4x on various lots of it and getting ready to anneal. Since I'm about to work a new load as I've finally ran out of 140 AMAX' and going to try the 140 SMK and Staball once in. I do have 150 once fired Hornady cases and then about 350 other multi fired Hornady.

Question is how does the Remington and Winchester brass rate? I have about 150 RP's and 400 Winchester, both 1x. Debating sticking with Hornady or use one other others. My goal is to use what I have on the current barrel until toast and then switch over to Lapua and maybe the Bergers at that point for the new barrel.

I do plan to either pick up a SiG Cross, CA MPR or a Tikka CTR in the fall and would use the other brass for whichever one I get.

Current gun is AI AT with 24" 1n8, new barrel in safe, purchased when rifle was from MH

Appreciate the info

Mark
 

mark5pt56

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I also have cases marked "WIN" 6.5 CREEDMOOR and them the 400 lot is "WINCHESTER" 6.5CM, difference?
 

AKMarty

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Is your 1x fired Hornady Match? I have about 1000 cases same lot that I want to load for 6.5CM. I have read some of the reviews that say the primer pockets go before anything else. Anyone with experience on newer lots? Same issue or improved? I might just sell the brass if it is not going to last that long and buy higher quality.

Interested to hear current reviews of the brass.