Re: New Brass, .243 Cracked neck
Im having really good luck with the Hornady brass I use for my .270 win. Im on the 2nd to 5th loadings on 500 rounds and they all look really good. They are fire formed and neck sized only so trimming is kept to a minimum. I shoot a fairly hot 140gr berger through them and they are no worse for wear. Other than that most of my reloads come from various factory ammo that I have shot and this batch of Winchester is the only problem I have had.
As with almost everything though as the economy continues to fall so does quality. This can be seen in many of the new "entry level" firearms being produced in the last few years. Hell even the Remington 870 Wingmaster I bought last year has the feel of budget cuts.