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#6627977 - 01/11/17 05:28 PM Lapua Brass 6.5 Creed???
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Anyone seen this in stock yet?
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#6627983 - 01/11/17 05:33 PM Re: Lapua Brass 6.5 Creed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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No, but I have some on order.
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#6627991 - 01/11/17 05:39 PM Re: Lapua Brass 6.5 Creed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Wish they had offered it before I bought 500 pieces of Hornady. hammer
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#6628007 - 01/11/17 05:51 PM Re: Lapua Brass 6.5 Creed??? [Re: Creedmoor]
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Originally Posted By: Creedmoor

Wish they had offered it before I bought 500 pieces of Hornady. hammer


Eh, ain't nothing wrong with Hornady brass, just takes more work the first time loaded.

I get that the Lapua takes a SR primer, and lasts who knows how long? But I've got 6 loadings on my Hornady brass, and the primer pockets are still fine.
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#6628051 - 01/11/17 06:37 PM Re: Lapua Brass 6.5 Creed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Hornady is ok if you don't load max loads,the primer pockets will fail fast if you do. Nosler/Norma 6.5 CM brass is good to use,if you can find it.
The Lapua brass will probably have a good black market when it comes to market,that stuff is never going to be in stock long.

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#6628092 - 01/11/17 07:03 PM Re: Lapua Brass 6.5 Creed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Yea the Nosler stuff is very consistent within the box you get but not sure from box to box as I have not checked. It's doesn't seem to last any longer than Hornady from what I have seen.

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#6628114 - 01/11/17 07:15 PM Re: Lapua Brass 6.5 Creed??? [Re: Txhillbilly]
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Originally Posted By: Txhillbilly
Hornady is ok if you don't load max loads,the primer pockets will fail fast if you do.


Hodgdon.com; 40.0 gr, MAX for H-4350 and 140 gr bullet.

I'm at 42.4 gr. And always have been. confused2
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#6628270 - 01/11/17 08:47 PM Re: Lapua Brass 6.5 Creed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I am at 43 grain h-4350 and lost about half of the hornady brass due to the primer pockets but still have 500 new brass that I have not opened yet. These have been loaded 5 times
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#6628381 - 01/11/17 09:40 PM Re: Lapua Brass 6.5 Creed??? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: Txhillbilly
Hornady is ok if you don't load max loads,the primer pockets will fail fast if you do.


Hodgdon.com; 40.0 gr, MAX for H-4350 and 140 gr bullet.

I'm at 42.4 gr. And always have been. confused2


I stole your load, getting 2710, 140 VLDH no pressure, I think Hornady brass, maybe Norma, cant remember
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#6628617 - 01/12/17 06:33 AM Re: Lapua Brass 6.5 Creed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Alpha brass is really nice and comparable to Lapua in quality. I have a few friends running it with good luck.
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#6628634 - 01/12/17 06:48 AM Re: Lapua Brass 6.5 Creed??? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: Creedmoor

Wish they had offered it before I bought 500 pieces of Hornady. hammer


Eh, ain't nothing wrong with Hornady brass, just takes more work the first time loaded.

I get that the Lapua takes a SR primer, and lasts who knows how long? But I've got 6 loadings on my Hornady brass, and the primer pockets are still fine.


I wasn't knocking Hornady. Mine is doing just fine and with "warm" loads I am getting 6-7 loads before I have to toss it. But there is no doubt that Lapua is better stuff. I load the Creedmoor for accuracy, and better brass consistency is always going to be a good thing.
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#6628660 - 01/12/17 07:05 AM Re: Lapua Brass 6.5 Creed??? [Re: Creedmoor]
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No argument. I was just trying to make you feel better about your recent 500 piece Hornady purchase.
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#6628662 - 01/12/17 07:08 AM Re: Lapua Brass 6.5 Creed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: Txhillbilly
Hornady is ok if you don't load max loads,the primer pockets will fail fast if you do.


Hodgdon.com; 40.0 gr, MAX for H-4350 and 140 gr bullet.

I'm at 42.4 gr. And always have been. confused2


I stole your load, getting 2710, 140 VLDH no pressure, I think Hornady brass, maybe Norma, cant remember


Ain't my load, Buzz.

That load works in just about every 6.5 Creedmoor on the planet. Give me a new barrel, and I'll test from 42.0 to 43.0 gr, it'll shoot somewhere in there.
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#6629050 - 01/12/17 11:32 AM Re: Lapua Brass 6.5 Creed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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^^^^^

If it won't shoot somewhere right in there, it is definitely the exception and not the rule.

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#6629200 - 01/12/17 01:03 PM Re: Lapua Brass 6.5 Creed??? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
No argument. I was just trying to make you feel better about your recent 500 piece Hornady purchase.


cheers

I don't feel bad about it. It wasn't a recent purchase. I bought it in late 2015 and that was all that was available. I knew that sooner or later Lapua would get it out there, but I wasn't willing to wait for it. Impatience is always a problem for me. wink
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