Originally Posted by LR-Shooter
I reload .30-06 cartridges and the manuals all say the case trimmed length should be 2.484". I started with virgin brass and have fire formed the cases 3x. I have found a few cases that are SHORTER than the minimum length; one of them measures 2.470"! What gives? Do I destroy the extra short ones and cut my losses or do I continue using them? I don't know if it's safe to use them. I need some guidance here.
They are supposed to be shorter than the SAMMI spec. in order to fit all chambers without
hitting the end of the neck chamber(A common cause of excessive pressure)
The trim length is the absolute Max length and most people trim around .020 thousandths
So I would measure the shortest piece of brass and trim all the rest to that length unless it
is .050 or .060thousandths short.
Your brass is fine.
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