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Triming cases

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by hankthetank, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. hankthetank

    hankthetank

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    Do you guys trim your pistol brass ? And how many times do you reload the same brass ?
     
  2. ColoCG

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    I have never trimmed pistol brass, no need on straight walled cases. I have never even measured it.

    I reload it till I lose it or the primer pockets enlarge to the point they won't reliably hold the primers.

    Of course if it develops a crack, it will be disposed of.
     
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  3. hankthetank

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    Thats what i figured... Thank you
     
  4. ColoCG

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    Your Welcome! :wavey:
     
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    I have trimmed pistol brass for revolvers so I could get a more uniform crimp into a cannelure.

    Heck, I even tried with .45 auto once because I was bored and wanted to see if the numbers tightened up some. They did... some. Not worth the trouble. I still measure for most of my stuff and for the .45 auto range fodder that I go through a ton, I will drop test / gauge them with my barrel when they're loaded up.
     
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    Oh I measure a selection of my finished rounds and all my rifle cases. I'm just glad I have never been bored enough to measure all my empty pistol cases.:yawn:
     
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    Probably as much OCD as boredom...