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Old 11-09-2017, 2:50 PM
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Default Starline brass something special?

I see lots of hype about Starline brass, Is it generally better than win, fed, etc...? Better grade of brass? Heavier duty?
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I bought two packs of Winchester 303 Brit brass and had to size them all and ended up tossing one because the case mouth was deformed.

While a different caliber, the Starline 30-Carbine and 38 Special brass was ready to prime and load.

For a bolt-action or revolver, I can't see the downside of using premium brass like Starline or Lapua.
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High quality at the price point. Very consistent. It’s cheaper to buy directly from the company than through places like Midway, though you typically have to buy in lots of 250 or 500. Always free shipping.
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Starline is gtg.
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Has anyone tried Starline 6.5 Creedmoor brass?

Small rifle primer pocket like Lapua, I'm interested.
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I don't think it is any better than other name brands but it is usually priced a bit lower. I buy in bulk (.357 & .44 mag) and usually it is my only option for 500 or above.
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I don't think it is any better than other name brands but it is usually priced a bit lower. I buy in bulk (.357 & .44 mag) and usually it is my only option for 500 or above.
I wouldnít be buying new, just have several brands of once fired cases... wondering if the Starline cases are any better than the Winchester or federal cases as far as strength
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starline is top notch. very consistent, i buy as much when on sale
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Starline cases are the cases of choice among the BullsEye shooters on Bullseye-L-Forum for the long line. Generally they load it once and then use it at the short line or for practice. Now WTH could they know, anyway?
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I did the math on buying Black Hills Ammo in 45 Colt and wondering what the little stars were on their brass.

It's the best and at very decent prices.

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it's the best pistol brass.

Rifle is a tougher market with strong players. However, my experience is hugely positive so far.
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Thanks all, I’ll reserve the Starline cases for the +p loads.
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it's the best pistol brass.

Rifle is a tougher market with strong players. However, my experience is hugely positive so far.
Yeah, Iíve never heard match rifle shooters mention it. I used to see lots of Prvi brass with the mil surp guys because they make 7mm Mauser, 6.5 Mauser, etc brass and the quality is very good in my experience.

For NATO calibers, I used whatever I can get my hands on, have tons of PMC, lake city, Winchester, norinco, and quite a bit of once fired Malaysian ball Iíve yet to mess with. For euro calibers, I stick to Prvi. Heard a rumor Norma makes their brass, but canít confirm.
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Has anyone tried Starline 6.5 Creedmoor brass?

Small rifle primer pocket like Lapua, I'm interested.
Yes: https://www.ocabj.net/starline-brass...-brass-review/
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It's very good brass, but the chief plus with Starline is that they make many calibers of brass that are hard to find in the mainstream brass manufacturer's lineup. 32-20, 44-40, etc......
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Just ordered 500 cases of 357 Sig direct from Starline.

How long they take to process and ship?
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For me itís a big ďIt dependsĒ. For run of the mill pistol brass (9mm, 40, 45 acp 38/357) I donít see the point in anything other than range brass. I donít call it once fired any more because the last batch I got had head stamps from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. I am sure itís been reloaded before. I have cases from the 50s that load just fine. I load them until the split it I lose them.

For out of production or hard to get, this is Starlines wheel house. If you want it they probably make it. If not put a big enough order in and they will start making it.

The other place I think Starlight be make sense is in a 44mag or higher revolver. This a revolver itís much easier to keep cases is batches and keep track of the history. I donít see much value in doing this with anything smaller than a 44mag.

To me Rifle cases for bolt action are all about keeps batches together with the same headstamp, weight, length, interval volume and then number of firings. I find that its less about head stamp and more about finding a lot of cases that work for your gun.

For a semi automatic rifle it matter less because more re than likely you are full length resizing.
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I see lots of hype about Starline brass, Is it generally better than win, fed, etc...? Better grade of brass? Heavier duty?
If I have had a brass problem 9.9 times out of 10 it was with winchester..... so yes , I'd say starline is better than winchester.
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