Since the built-in censor on this board won't let me post the correct initials, I'll just call this an Urban Legend.
Saw a reply from Snowwolfe on the sell/swap etc forum, where he tells this guy where he can find new 375 H&H brass, and then says, "...Unless youy are lucky, they'll only have Rem brass."
Where did the idea that Remington Brass is junk come from?
Back in `94, when I got into benchrest quality reloading, it was Winchester that was "out of favor".
Actually, unless you are ponying up the Big Bux for Norma, Weatherby, Lapua and Nosler brass, there is not a whole lot of difference.
I have some ancient Speer/DWM brass; bought in the 70's. It's nice, came in a nice pkg; but no "better" than some old Rem/Peters I pulled out of the huge bin at Carter's Country Range down in Houston in `85.
Actually, unless you really know what you are doing with your brass, and have a rifle with a custom chamber and knowledge of reloading to minimize case stretching and brass "working"; it is 6 of one or half-dozen of the other.
I am glad to see so many support Winchester; whoever the corporate entity is that uses the Winny name to sell components. If more had bought Win rifles, they would not have gone out of biz.
If you are buying Bulk Pack brass, which is about all that is around, (because who but a discerning reloader buys individual 20 rd boxes these days; who can afford to), you are already diminishing your efforts.
Ever weigh each piece of brass? Uniform the primer pockets, *not just clean them* (no evidence cleaning primer pkt residue matters at all), broach the primer channel, and anneal your case necks? Not to mention use precision reloading dies and bullet seating tools, feel-seat priming tools, and quaility cartridge cases?
If not, (most don't), then the matter of which brass is "better" is without merit or meaning to you.
Funny, more people than ever are interested in accurate shooting. They pony-up the Big Bux for Custom barrels and Complete Rifles w/guarantees of .25moa etc, and pay for Nightforce Scopes.
But these guys aren't willing to learn to make their rifles "shoot". They put crummy bases and rings on their $4,000 rifles; and shoot Federal American Eagle ammo and wonder why their gun doesn't shoot?
All the Remington brass I have ever bought has been "GOOD".
If you know what you are going to do with it, Remington Brass will serve you just fine. If you don't really have a clue, if it makes you feel any better to buy what others recommend, maybe you better stick to Winchester.
The guys at Mountainview Sports say "Nobody is interested in reloading anymore. They come in and plunk down $50 for "premium" ammo and leave". That "premium ammo" won't shoot any better than the cheap stuff, but people want to Buy Their Way to a solution.
Winchester brass might have longer life characteristics, in cartridges like standard non-magnums; but how much so? If you are loading Big Magnums to max velocity, no brass on earth has much life after 4 loadings unless using a Perfect Chamber. Everybody up here (mostly) wants to venture forth able to prevail in a bear encounter; at least when they are about and foraging. Magnums and .30-06 standard size ctgs are loaded up to the max under those expectations.
No brass will have "long life" when loaded to almost max levels. No matter if Winchester or not.
If you want to see your Remington brass perform, try only neck-sizing your once-fired brass. Size the neck only halway down if you really want to see accurate results! Try only full-length sizing your brass only when the bolt has resistance on closing; and then only bump the shoulder back a smidge.
You might just be suprised about your Remington Brass.