Anyone using new winchester .223 brass? Opinions.
I occasionaly buy LaPua .308 new brass and they have the annealling discolorationI bought 2000 rounds of what is supposed to be new, primed, Winchester brass a few years ago. It was mispriced on the website I bought it from, so was a smoking hot deal. They quickly corrected the price but honored the mis-price for my existing order.
I'm skeptical about it being "new' because the necks have a slight darker discoloration like they're freshly annealed. Does anyone know if annealing is a standard part of new brass manufacturing?
Haven't actually loaded any of it yet.
Thanks for the reassurance. I might consider tumbling (vibrating) a bit to pretty them up, but since they are already primed, I won't risk it (per another recent thread)!JRobyn, Yes, it is quite normal to see cases discolored slightly dark with some pink from the shoulder to the mouth. Merely an indication the case was annealed after being formed, which work hardens the brass. If you tumble the cases, the discoloration from annealing goes away.