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#3091791 - 09/18/17 02:31 PM Starline 6.8 SPC brass
Squeeze Offline
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Registered: 12/30/04
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Loc: NW, Wi

Anyone get some of Starline's new 6.8 SPC brass? First impressions?

I put some in the cart, then got distracted, and by the time I remembered I didn't pull the trigger on the order, it was back ordered! It looks like there is another batch getting made, and will ship soon. I was reminded this weekend why I detest Hornady brass, in 6.8 SPC! I sure am hoping that Starline produces good 6.8 SPC brass...We need a source for good 6.8 SPC brass!

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#3092332 - 09/20/17 10:55 PM Re: Starline 6.8 SPC brass [Re: Squeeze]
yotehunter243 Offline
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Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 2207
Loc: Indiana
I'm pretty anxious to try it as well. I have a bunch of S&B that's pretty awesome brass from what I've found

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#3092351 - 09/21/17 02:50 AM Re: Starline 6.8 SPC brass [Re: Squeeze]
rjh Offline
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Registered: 01/24/06
Posts: 493
Loc: hobart ind.
I agree we need good brass and hope the starline brass is quality brass. The ssa brass from factory rounds have been losing primer pockets in 2 firings and the necks have split on the initial factory load leading me to toss 25% of the brass. I do have federal once fired that I am working through but it would be nice to have some decent brass. Randy

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#3093494 - 09/26/17 11:28 PM Re: Starline 6.8 SPC brass [Re: Squeeze]
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Loc: Kansas
I haven't tried the 6.8 brass yet, but I load starline 10mm brass pretty darn hot and it holds primer pockets pretty well.
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#3095132 - 10/04/17 02:12 PM Re: Starline 6.8 SPC brass [Re: MPFD]
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OK, the Starline 6.8 SPC brass showed up today. It looks REALLY good. I put 10 randomly chosen pieces on my MXX-123 scale(accurate to +/- .02 grains), and 8 out of 10 cases had a range of +/- .5 grains at 122.00 grains...I had two outliers that opened the range up to +/- 1 grain. OK, so far I am impressed.

I think I might have a new 6.8 SPC brass supplier!

I am going through my brass, fired on a recent P-Dog trip, and in about 60 pieces of Hornady brass, I have recycled 3 pieces for cracked necks, and this is their second firing. I do anneal all of my brass every time it is loaded, so color me unimpressed with Hornady brass. In the interest of full disclosure, this brass was formed into 6mm WOA, and neck turned, but so was a few hundred rounds of SSA brass(mix of pre-Nosler, and post-Nosler), and I have not had one piece of that brass lost to cracked necks...And some of that is on it's third or fourth loading. I am hoping this Starline is as good as the pre-Nosler SSA brass, and it is starting out on the right foot.

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#3095170 - 10/04/17 05:21 PM Re: Starline 6.8 SPC brass [Re: Squeeze]
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Good to know! I have had good luck with the new SSA brass also.
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#3095196 - 10/04/17 07:20 PM Re: Starline 6.8 SPC brass [Re: reddog964]
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Registered: 05/13/06
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Loc: Robinson, Illinois
Squeeze, I had similar results with the pre- Nosler SSA brass. I had to pitch a few here and there because of split necks. Since I've started annealing every time, I've lost none. This is in 6 WOA form. Looks like I'll be trying to get my hands on some of the Starline stuff soon. I'm planning to go to the 6-6.8 in the near future. Thanks for the report.
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#3095344 - 10/05/17 10:39 AM Re: Starline 6.8 SPC brass [Re: Sledge]
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Just a follow up on the Starline brass. Also, I did find one post-Nosler SSA case with a cracked neck, but this was it's fourth loading. So I guess even with annealing at each loading, necks will crack before primer pockets get loose.

Anyway, I sorted and counted cases in this 250 quantity batch of Starline brass. First, there were three extra cases in this batch...Don't see that much any more! I did have about 20 cases that were in the +/- 1 grain pile, and the rest made the +/- .5 grain pile. I started forming 6mm WOA cases from these 6.8 cases, and then checked trim length, and all were just under the 1.68" trim length spec, of 6mm WOA. This brass was very consistent on length, so Starline has that step in the process down. Next step is to clean off Starline's coating, that they say is a protectant, and a lube, and get them annealed. Looking forward to what happens to the group size in my pet loads.

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#3098063 - 10/17/17 04:51 PM Re: Starline 6.8 SPC brass [Re: Squeeze]
1badshee Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 3071
Loc: Arkansas
Any updates, looking to dump my current mixed stock of brass and consolidating.

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#3098146 - 10/18/17 08:45 AM Re: Starline 6.8 SPC brass [Re: 1badshee]
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Registered: 12/30/04
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Loc: NW, Wi
Originally Posted By: 1badshee
Any updates, looking to dump my current mixed stock of brass and consolidating.


No chance to do any rifle stuff at the moment. I have a couple of waterfowl hunting, with friends, trips on the schedule, and that will keep me busy for the next couple of weeks.

I did anneal the Starline brass on my Bench-Source annealing machine, along with old SSA, new SSA, R-P, and Starline brass. One gets a good feel for the quality of the brass, under the controlled annealing of the Bench-Source. The old SSA and the Starline looked very similar in the flame cones, so I am still hopeful that Starline will prove to be excellent brass. I too have a pile of different brands of brass. I converted all of my Hornady brass, that had been formed to 6mm WOA, back to 6.8 SPC, to be used up as plinking brass, and varmint/predator brass, that gets lost in the woods. I won't miss that crap.

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#3098153 - 10/18/17 09:26 AM Re: Starline 6.8 SPC brass [Re: Squeeze]
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Loc: Arkansas
I have a pile of federal some S&B and both Hornady. May just list a bulk lot and go for the starline, it has to be equal to federal I'm sure.

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#3176189 - 12/07/18 08:34 AM Re: Starline 6.8 SPC brass [Re: 1badshee]
igor Offline
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Registered: 11/20/13
Posts: 335
Loc: amarillo texas
Im a big fan of Starline brass now. I'm running a fairly hot load of 90 grain Sierra, 31.0 grains of AA2200 and cci41 primers and I'm fixin to start on the 8th loading. Grouping is excellent. May have to cull a few because of loosening primer pockets this time as I could tell some slight loosening at load 7. Only anneal after 4 loadings and not a single neck failure yet. Also the runout on this brass was as good as most Lapua used with other calibures.


Edited by igor (12/07/18 08:38 AM)
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#3176195 - 12/07/18 08:57 AM Re: Starline 6.8 SPC brass [Re: igor]
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Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 2013
Loc: in the field, or not..
Also a fan of Starline brass.
Switched from Hornady to Starline for 223 & 6.5CM.
Next order of 6.8 spc will be Starline.
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#3176254 - 12/07/18 11:29 AM Re: Starline 6.8 SPC brass [Re: Squeeze]
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Registered: 02/11/18
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Loc: North dakota
How did you clean off the Starline coating?

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#3176276 - 12/07/18 12:15 PM Re: Starline 6.8 SPC brass [Re: Hcboy]
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Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 2013
Loc: in the field, or not..
If you're talking about the splotches, I just ignored them.
Haven't had any splotches on recent purchases, just first couple boxes.
Almost sent the splotched ones back.. still might.
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