Re: Reloading brass
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I have learned a lot over the years from reading your posts. On this site and others so thank you...
With these larger cartridges can you get 6-8 reloadings from your brass? It seems like I read some where that you can't reload the larger magnum cartridges as much. Is this true?
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The life of a case is dependent on the fit to the chamber. Each time a case is fired, it expands like a balloon to fill the chamber.
If you leave it "expanded", later shooting does not "work" the brass much, and it can last a loooong time.
Where it is constantly worked, as in the neck, the brass will harden, and eventually split. How soon (or whether) this happens, is dependant on how hard the brass is to start with, how MUCH the brass is sized, and how often.
If you only neck size the brass, and anneal it from time to time, it can last forever (almost).
I have 300WM cases that have been loaded so many times that I have lost count... and they are still fine.
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