Lapua World-class 7mm-08 brass begins with high-quality raw materials and superior smelting and metallurgical competence. Throughout the production process, the focus on quality control is consistent with Lapua’s exacting standards. Particular attention is paid to hardness, solidity and grain structure. All 7mm 08 brasss is tested to 30% overpressure according to Commission Internationale Permanente, the agency that oversees ammunition and component producers in Western Europe. This is not loaded ammunition.
The 7mm-08 Remington brass is a popular choice among reloaders for the 7mm-08 cartridge, which is a versatile and widely used round. Here’s some information about 7mm-08 brass:
1. Cartridge Design: The 7mm-08 Remington cartridge was introduced in 1980 and is based on the .308 Winchester case necked down to accept a 7mm bullet. It offers moderate recoil, good accuracy, and a wide range of bullet options, making it suitable for various shooting applications, including hunting and target shooting.
2. Brass Characteristics: 7mm-08 brass shares similarities with .308 Winchester brass due to their common parent case. It typically has a case length of 2.035-2.045 inches (51.69-51.94mm) and is bottlenecked, with a shoulder angle of 20 degrees. Brass cases can be made from various materials, such as brass, nickel-plated brass, or other alloys, depending on the manufacturer and specific brand.
3. Capacity and Performance: 7mm-08 brass has a powder capacity that allows for impressive velocities and a wide selection of bullet weights. It is a versatile cartridge capable of producing excellent accuracy and terminal performance. With careful load development, reloaders can achieve great results in terms of accuracy and consistency.
4. Availability and Sources: 7mm-08 brass is commonly available from a variety of manufacturers and reloading suppliers. Prominent ammunition companies, such as Remington, Federal, Nosler, Hornady, and Winchester, produce factory-loaded ammunition with brass ammo casings. Additionally, many companies produce unprimed brass cases specifically for handloaders, including brands like Lapua, Norma, Peterson Cartridge, and Starline.
5. Reloading Considerations: When reloading 7mm-08 brass, it’s important to follow proper reloading practices, including case preparation, selecting the appropriate primer, and powder charge, and seating the bullet to the desired depth. It’s essential to consult reloading manuals and adhere to safe practices to ensure consistent and safe ammunition.
HOW MANY RELOADINGS 7MM-08 BRASS:
Brass Preparation: With bulk rifle brass you may sometimes notice a few case mouths are “out of round” or slightly dented below the shoulder. These imperfections occur in the final tumbling wash operation after the case mouth has been annealed. Brass manufacturers are aware of the case cosmetics and have worked to mitigate it, but due to equipment design, denting may still occur. Minor dents are normally removed in the first firing and will not affect case life or performance.
On non-plated brass, you may also notice all the anneal stain might not be polished off, which may give the case neck a pinkish color. With some smaller caliber cases you may notice the case mouths to be slightly belled.
With all new rifle brass, you should first straighten out the case and case mouth, then chamfer and debur the case mouth inside and out. To straighten the case mouth, run the case part way into the sizer die and let the expander ball straighten the brass. To prevent the case neck from stretching, be sure to lubricate the case neck inside the case mouth.