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Re: Starline brass for the 450b!

Postby Thom28 » Mon May 01, 2017 4:55 pm

Mike,
Keep us updated when you hear from them. Thanks.
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Re: Starline brass for the 450b!

Postby Bmt85 » Thu May 11, 2017 2:36 am

I checked starlines website this morning and it showed 450 bushmaster brass in stock, so I placed an order for 250 pcs. Cost was $167 plus $3 shipping insurance.
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Re: Starline brass for the 450b!

Postby Thom28 » Thu May 11, 2017 6:51 am

Bmt85 wrote:I checked starlines website this morning and it showed 450 bushmaster brass in stock, so I placed an order for 250 pcs. Cost was $167 plus $3 shipping insurance.


Thanks for the heads up. I'll be ordering some today.

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Re: Starline brass for the 450b!

Postby commander faschisto » Thu May 11, 2017 9:40 am

Great news...I'm buying.
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Re: Starline brass for the 450b!

Postby Cryptoman » Fri May 12, 2017 1:27 pm

I would be interested in hearing any comparisons you care to make with the Hornady brass, once you receive your shipment.
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Re: Starline brass for the 450b!

Postby commander faschisto » Fri May 12, 2017 9:18 pm

Yep, it would be great if everybody who loads up some StarLine brass posts a report on it. Hornady brass has a definite tendency to shorten up over the course of several loadings and firings, but is otherwise quite good as far as I can tell. If StarLine resists the shortening tendency better, then it will pretty much be the winner in this contest, because they seem to do everything right with their products.
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Re: Starline brass for the 450b!

Postby Bmt85 » Sat May 13, 2017 12:01 am

Supposedly, my brass will be showing up later today. I have 100 or 150 brand new hornady brass that I will compare them to, dimensionally anyway. Hopefully, I will be able to post info today, if not, then maybe Sunday. Won't be able to post about actually firing them for quite a while.

Commander faschisto, you can't get away from the case shrinkage (I know you are aware of this, just pointing it out), however I hope Starline are tougher and can hold out longer. Hornady brass is nice brass, however I've noticed it's very soft and kind of inconsistent. By that I mean, loading hot hand loads on new brass has a pretty wide chg and case length change. However, loading up to the same specs with even once fired cases that are sorted, reduces average changes by a good margin.
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Re: Starline brass for the 450b!

Postby drt4lfe » Mon May 22, 2017 6:30 am

In my experience with a 338 Lapua, Hornady brass is junk....I am using it for my 450, but have only loaded and shot 25 rounds. I have a box of Hornady 185 XTP .451 bullets that are as small as .443 that I bought to load for a 45 ACP pistol....kinda hard to properly crimp some of them....the . 452 250 XTP's I bought to load for the 450 are good....The Starline brass I have questions on....a buddy used some for his 44 mag. and several split at least half way down case and load was far from max., I have also seen there 223 brass split a lot at neck....hopefully the 450 is better....
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