Starline brass?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Gene Seward, May 2, 2009.

  1. Gene Seward

    Gene Seward Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Batesville, Arkansas
    Has anyone used Starline brass, and if so is it any good? I know I got into a new caliber a lot late, but hey you got to do what you got to do. Hope someone out there isn't getting rained on today like I have for days and expecting another 5" in the next two days.
  2. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    yea i bought some years ago in 357 or maybe it was 38's, or both. its brass and it works.

  3. Gene Seward

    Gene Seward Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Batesville, Arkansas
    Do you remember if it reloaded well, or the quality of the case?
  4. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    So far, when I buy new brass, Starline is the only brand I have bought . They are relatively low priced and I have never found a bad piece of brass. They load as good as any I have ever used. I wouldn't hesitate in using any that they produce.
    Last edited: May 2, 2009
  5. olmossbak

    olmossbak New Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Tenn
    I have used Starline for 40, 45, and 380 with good results. I usually buy on cost when it comes to pistol components. I've also used Wolf large and small pistol primers (couldn't find anything else) with excellent results in case you find some and wonder.
  6. Haligan

    Haligan Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    FEMA Region II
    I usually get 3 reloads out of Winchester for my 454 Casull(very powerfull cartridge)
    I can get about 4 or 5 reloads out of Hornaday brass.
    Starline has given me 5-6 pretty reliable.

    I would recommend Starline pretty highly.

    Winchester is good brass don't get me wrong, it's just after 2 or 3 reloads I would already get split case mouths.(on 454 Cas.)
  7. Gene Seward

    Gene Seward Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Batesville, Arkansas
    Thanks everyone. I will be ordering me some Starline for my .40 today. Hope everyone has a great day cause mine just got better. LOLOL
  8. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Merrimac Valley, MA
    A little late but yes Starline has treated reloaders well.
  9. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    ND, USA
    Yup, I've had good luck with Starline brass too.
    .32H&R, .380, .38Spcl, & .357Mag here...never had a bad case from em. All of em have been good case life too...some of my .38 brass is on it's 8th reloading and I still haven't had any split necks. I did get a few split necks on the .357 brass but I'm pretty sure that was mainly from overzealous belling when loading cast into them.
  10. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I stated in my earlier post that I had only bought starline brass, so far. Well, Saturday afternoon, on the way to work, I stopped by the gun shop to pick up some .308 brass and all they had was Winchester, so I bought a bag of 50. I don't want to say I was disappointed with it, but when I put some of them into the shell holder, it was a struggle to push it in. I never had that problem with the starline. I am guessing that the quality control on the Winchester is just not as strict as Star brass.
    Last edited: May 6, 2009
  11. tEN wOLVES

    tEN wOLVES New Member

    I'm very happy with Starline Brass, it's quality brass at a good price.

    tEN wOLVES :D
  12. Texxut

    Texxut Member

    Feb 1, 2009
    I use Starline brass in 45acp, 9 Largo and 9 makarov. It's all worked well.
  13. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    A couple of the reviews on Winchester brass at Midway reloading had bad things to say about the quality of Winchester maybe its not the best stuff anymore?

  14. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    My family have always used Winchester brass for our reloading needs. I did have to go with Starline once in order to reload 10mm, and had no problems, but I never load from the far right column!
  15. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    That goes for me, also. Only once have I ever even got close to it. A couple of week ago when I was developing the loads for my new .308 did I get close to the right side. Didn't get there but got close, I don't like that red highlighted area.
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