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Starline rifle brass
« on: October 14, 2017, 10:26:03 pm »
Does anyone here have any experience with Starline rifle brass?  I've use their pistol brass for years, and have been very happy with it, but have no experience with their rifle brass.  Recently got an email flyer from them about 7mm-08 rifle brass, and the price is excellent (250 cases for $112.50, with free shipping), which is the best price I've seen for new, unfired, brass.  I'm always scrounging for 7mm-08 brass, because I own three rifles in that caliber, and I'm reloading for three others, besides, so a good source of brass would be wonderful.

(I don't really want to be the guinea pig, but I will if I have to. :D :D :D)
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    Re: Starline rifle brass
    « Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 11:00:44 pm »
    I don't, but I can't imagine it wouldn't be first rate.
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    Re: Starline rifle brass
    « Reply #2 on: October 15, 2017, 09:09:33 pm »
    I've discovered that all brass is not created equal.  I've had enough bad experiences with Remington brass (and factory ammo) that I won't even pick it up at the range anymore.  Most of my rifle brass is Federal, Winchester and Hornady. 

    Hence, my curiosity about Starline.
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    Re: Starline rifle brass
    « Reply #3 on: October 15, 2017, 11:34:53 pm »
     :hmm   My experience with Remington brass is that its usually pretty soft - as in soft enough that I don't use it much unless its a neck sized only proposition for one of my rifles.  Their pistol brass isn't bad but that's generally low pressure stuff anyway.  Does that mirror your experience? 
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    Re: Starline rifle brass
    « Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 07:03:57 am »
    Yeah, pretty much.  Very soft, and very inconsistent in terms of case weight, and especially neck wall thickness.  Had a few cases (once-fired) that wouldn't hold a primer.  I just decided that it wasn't worth the aggravation any more, so no more Remington brass for me.
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    Re: Starline rifle brass
    « Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 05:30:56 pm »
    Interesting.  RP is all I keep/scrounge for my .30-06.  But then again, I weigh every shell for that gun after sizing/depriming/trimming and sort them by weight.  Above or below certain thresholds I toss them in the recycle bucket.  I'm only picky on the hunting guns.  .223 and .30 Carbine - I'll load anything that isn't split, once it's trimmed.

    Every FC I've seen lately in .30-30 seems to have loose primer pockets.  Or they're using smaller primers.  I had an entire box of 20 back the primers out .007" when I got my .30-30 last year.  Caused me much concern, such that I disassembled the gun as far as I was comfortable, then re-assembled it  and tightened a few otherwise previously loose screws on the inside.  But those had nothing to do with the bolt or lockup, so I think it was the ammo.  Also, I've seen quite a few more FC .30-30 shells in the last year fired from numerous other guns, and darn near everyone of them has the primers popped about the same distance.
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    Re: Starline rifle brass
    « Reply #6 on: October 16, 2017, 10:40:49 pm »
    Hmmm  .  .  .   :hmm.   I've used Federal brass for years in my 7/30 Waters ( Winchester '94 Angle Eject ) without any problems.  You are referring to Federal Cartridge by "FC" - right? 
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    Re: Starline rifle brass
    « Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 12:23:31 am »
    My 25-06 loves the Remington brass while my 260 loves Federal brass. All my Remington brass is getting quite old tho as I do not shoot the 25 much anymore. All my 6.5 brass is Hornady since my younger brother bought all of it. 

    I have used a ton of the starline brass in pistol calibers, but like the OP never have used it in rifle calibers. Starline brass is really good in 38 super and 9x23. 
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    Re: Starline rifle brass
    « Reply #8 on: October 29, 2017, 12:26:43 pm »
    Well, I guess I'm the guinea pig, I've ordered 100 7mm-08 cases, should be here later this week.  Will get them loaded at first available opportunity, and with Minion assistance, will try to get them emptied ASAP, so we can do an after-action report.
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