Peterson brass

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Does anyone here have any experience with Peterson brass?
If so, what is your opinion of it?
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Yes, it is really good brass. Had some for a hot minute on a .375 Chetan.

But I have had no issues with their brass. It can be a little pricey, depending on the caliber. What caliber are you looking to reload?

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I am currently using it in my 375 CT Imp. And it is doing fine. I did have a bad run of some 338 Lapua Peterson brass. Cost me $400 to drop it all in the trash after 1 firing. From what I could research it was an annealing problem during their mfg. process. Cases were splitting. And I wasn't alone with the issue. Close inspection found new virgin cases were cracked before firing too. I feel it was just a bad run, but because of the way they handled this issue, I won't be using them as a first choice any longer, or 2nd for that matter. Not a nice thing to do to your new custom rifle chamber.
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I am currently using it in my 375 CT Imp. And it is doing fine. I did have a bad run of some 338 Lapua Peterson brass. Cost me $400 to drop it all in the trash after 1 firing. From what I could research it was an annealing problem during their mfg. process. Cases were splitting. And I wasn't alone with the issue. Close inspection found new virgin cases were cracked before firing too. I feel it was just a bad run, but because of the way they handled this issue, I won't be using them as a first choice any longer, or 2nd for that matter. Not a nice thing to do to your new custom rifle chamber.
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Did you contact Peterson about this problem? If so, what was their response?
 

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Did you contact Peterson about this problem? If so, what was their response?
Yes I did. I also talked to one of their people who sits on their board. I was assured they were going to "take care" of the issue and possibly recall brass that was failing. After months and 3 or more conversations I simply tossed it in the scrap bucket and moved on. I know of others that had the same issue and not sure how their loss was handled, but I was never offered any compensation. I replaced it with Lapua, polished my chamber and the world is right again.
 

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What a poor way of doing business. I will have to be desperate to do business with a company that is run like that.
 

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What a poor way of doing business. I will have to be desperate to do business with a company that is run like that.
I have used brass from them that was fine. I think anyone can make a bad batch. But I also believe they could do better from their management and public relations detail.

 

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