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Case trimming- how many times?

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Unread 02-11-2005, 10:00 PM
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Re: Case trimming- how many times?

nice post buffalobob

We 50 BMG folks always check the inside (near the web) with a dental pic for impending web failure- not sure this is necessary to do with other brass (or very easy).

All the RUM reloaders here tell me to double check the brass and toss after max of 4 reloads.

I always use powder that fills > 85% of the case so I can't get double throws. When your dyslexic/ADD like me and GW Bush - you expect to screw up so live defensively.
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Unread 02-12-2005, 05:22 AM
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Re: Case trimming- how many times?

Leon ,
Waltech Jim makes some good points . However ,if you are like me and trim only when cases reach maximum recommended length the I'd say fling them after 4 trimmings . That brass you are trimming off has got to come from somewhere and the real danger is case head separation .
Shooter head separation is what worries me . If you don't place great value on your head (or other attached parts) then I'd say you could keep using those cases for the rest of your life . [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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