I meet a lot of people who just love "Federal" Brass. Why? Here is a picture of what happens to it in my new 30-06 after just six reloads. I use a RCBS neck sizer die after the brass is fire formed to my chamber the first load. These two were out of a batch of 50 rounds using a 150 grain FMJ and a medium charge pushing the projectile at 2,750 fps.