Re: Am I about to blow my face off?!?
Originally Posted by AtownBcat
Thanks for the info...would you mind explaining "crush fit"? I have read the term here before but not sure exactly what it means.
After you reload the same brass a number of times (sometimes just once if it's a hot load or real soft brass) and don't full length resize it, the case will stretch enough that you will actually be 'crushing' the cartridge a couple thousandths between the shoulder and the head.
A crush fit is believed to be a more 'perfect' fit between the chamber and the cartridge. I've personally never had my best accuracy using that method. It may be that I am crushing it too much? Or maybe it is more applicable to typical 'smaller volume' BR type cartridges? I tend to lean toward the larger cartridges, with my light deer rifle being a 7mm Rem Mag and my varmint rifle being a .243 Win.
Hope that explains it,
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