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I'm new to the ... 45/70 ... lever rifles ... and the forum. I intend to load my own, later on. I'm not in a hurry. So, in the meantime ... is there a preferred brass manufacture for the 1895-45/70? So far I've got a box of Hornady and Remington.

Are these good brass? I'd rather not have a bunch of mixed brass when the time comes.
 

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Hornady and Remington are real good brass,Remington is about all I'll buy other than Starline if I can't find Remington or Hornady.
 

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I've never been able to tell any difference, especially with a straight walled case. But I originally started with Starline so I stick with it.
 

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Not really, probably because there's no shoulder.
 

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All my .444 brass is Remington Peters.
I was once told that because you only push down on the brass straight walled cases they shrink, so only expect 2 or 3 reloads.
Well, well, well, it didn't take long to find out that the cases do grow enuf for me to trim them back to the recommended length.
 

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Starline has great pricing and FREE SHIPPING FOR online orders.

As a note for you .308 loaders, Starline now makes .308 brass. Its thicker than other Mfg., like Lake City Military brass ...... :cool:
 

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Starline has great pricing and FREE SHIPPING FOR online orders.

As a note for you .308 loaders, Starline now makes .308 brass. Its thicker than other Mfg., like Lake City Military brass ...... :cool:
Thanks buddy. I use .308 brass. Now if you can talk them into 30-30 brass I will like it even better. I am going to be trading off my Savage 11VT for a semi custom AR. I will keep my 30-30. It will be my only 30 cal.
 

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Thanks buddy. I use .308 brass. Now if you can talk them into 30-30 brass I will like it even better. I am going to be trading off my Savage 11VT for a semi custom AR. I will keep my 30-30. It will be my only 30 cal.
The only necked brass they make is for the .357 Sig., And new this year is the .308. Last year when I was up there (they are right next door to Sierra Bullets) they were building an addition on. The Girl at the counter said it was for making necked brass. So maybe if the .308 goes good they will expand the necked offerings.
 

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The only necked brass they make is for the .357 Sig., And new this year is the .308. Last year when I was up there (they are right next door to Sierra Bullets) they were building an addition on. The Girl at the counter said it was for making necked brass. So maybe if the .308 goes good they will expand the necked offerings.
Our old friend Jon Weatherspoon who passed away last year or so lived close by the Sierra factory and sent me a few hundred blemished round nose .308s while I was in Texas. I still have some loaded ones in my 30-30 loads and I want to hang on to them.
 
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