If you mean "normal brass" is .38 Spl, .40SW, or 9mm, then that's about right. In reality, they aren't any more expensive than other similarly sized, necked cases, and less than many other more popular cases. Necked cases will always add to the cost of the process, rifle or pistol. If anyone is thinking about ordering some through Starline, NOW is the time, or wait 12 months or more for the next run. They do the "backorders" different with these. They accept backorders, and don't schedule a run until they have enough orders in the queue. They are scheduled now, for 10/15 availability. They go fast, so don't wait!