Has anyone found that this brand of brass seems to be better than a few of the other offerings out there?
Originally Posted By MrBen:
I've found it to be softer than most others out there...
I like any WWII or TZ, TZZ, IMI brass the most.
I will agree with you that what you are saying would be a better choice. Have read that the older brass was more rugged and thicker than the new stuff is. I have used the LC (06-08) years, PSD & SBS brass. Buying those particular headstamps lead to a large culling of brass to the scrap bin from neck splits to a deep inner groove near the bottom of the cases. The PMJ brass seemed more durable and held up better than the 3 headstamps mentioned before.
...indeed the more recent LC brass isn't very good for the very reasons you specify.. :(
The culls generally do work for making .416 or M48 spotter brass as the defects are generally up at the shoulder/neck that will be trimmed off during conversion.
I had issue with a lot of the PSD '06 brass that was exhibiting early signs of casehead separation after fire-forming into DTC brass. Seemed to be dead soft all the way down to the casehead.
The lastest 'PMJ' cases seem to be on par with WCC... thinner/softer than other military spec brass like the 'IK' or 'SB' brass but quite useable.
I like the thinner stuff for making .416Barrett brass... less neck reaming/turning after all the forming stages and the brass doesn't seem to be as worked since it was softer to start with.