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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:55 pm 
Hawkeye

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Who makes their own cartridge cases nowadays? I've read where Starline supplies most of the ammunition companies with their cases.

From what I've read, Winchester, and Hornady make their own brass, everybody else buys from Starline. Fact, or not?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:19 pm 
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I asked and SigSauer told me they make their own cases.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:30 pm 
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mishtub wrote:
I asked and SigSauer told me they make their own cases.


I don't believe I've ever seen any SigSauer ammunition. Both pistol and revolver?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:26 pm 
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"From what I've read, Winchester, and Hornady make their own brass...."
--Bob Wright

I wonder 'bout Winchester and Hornady.

A few years ago, I bought a bag of new Winchester .45-70 brass at Cabela's. In the bag were four or five cases marked "Hornady"....


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:47 pm 
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The Olin brass plant is just a few miles from here. They make Winchester's cartridges and afaik the ammo, too.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:16 pm 
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Can't speak for the full range of ammo, but my cousin (before he retired) worked for Federal in Anoka, Minnesota..... he made 9mm and .40 S&W cases by the millions.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:27 pm 
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Bob, here is an article about Sig manufacturing; https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/behind-scenes-sig-sauer-ammo-plant/

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:12 pm 
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mishtub wrote:
Bob, here is an article about Sig manufacturing; https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/behind-scenes-sig-sauer-ammo-plant/


Well, thank you so much for that! They show .44 S&W Special. And not too far from Remington's plant at Lonoke, Ark.

I'm somewhat surprised I've never heard of SigSauer ammunition!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:13 pm 
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wwb wrote:
Can't speak for the full range of ammo, but my cousin (before he retired) worked for Federal in Anoka, Minnesota..... he made 9mm and .40 S&W cases by the millions.


Now that contradicts all I've heard, as I've heard Starline made Federal brass!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:08 am 
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Who cares? Starline may be the largest case provider in the world!
Why does it matter?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:45 am 
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powder smoke wrote:
Who cares? Starline may be the largest case provider in the world!
Why does it matter?


Well, I figured just because I wanted to know was reason enough to ask.

Bob Wright


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:48 pm 
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Hi,

It would not surprise me if the various big ammo companies have some sort of cooperative agreements on the common military calibers, esp. 5.56 and 9mm, so they can keep the lines moving under any conditions. Civilian ammo? Don't have a clue.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:48 am 
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I've been 'packing' Sig ammo for about 2 years now.

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