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Overtrimmed my brass!

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Unread 12-18-2011, 06:19 PM
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Overtrimmed my brass!

I have never done this before so I thought that I would ask. I Overtrimmed some of my brass (10) so it is .008 shorter than what the book says to trim it to. Is that going to affect anything? I don't think that it will but thought that I would ask.
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    Unread 12-18-2011, 07:40 PM
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    Re: Overtrimmed my brass!

    Nope, it shouldn't hurt anything as far as safety, it that's what you're looking at.
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    Won't affect a thing.
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    Re: Overtrimmed my brass!

    shoot away
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    Re: Overtrimmed my brass!

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    I have never done this before so I thought that I would ask. I Overtrimmed some of my brass (10) so it is .008 shorter than what the book says to trim it to. Is that going to affect anything? I don't think that it will but thought that I would ask.
    Actually, your right on where it should be. Most reloaders try to stay about .010" below SAMMI chamber length. Just keep them all consistent same length; and inside and outside champfer afterward.
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    Re: Overtrimmed my brass!

    Did you trim to SAMMI specs or to a spec "Trim Length" from a loading book? I agree you should be fine but if the speced trim length you used includes .010" os so below SAMMI you do have a slight danger of a carbon spot in the chamber. If this is the case I would still shoot them with a little extra cleaning of the chamber as they grow back out.

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    Unread 12-19-2011, 09:26 AM
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    Re: Overtrimmed my brass!

    Trimming .008" shorter than the "trim to" length won't hurt a thing as others here have said. Those cases will flow back length after a couple firing/ full length sizing cycles.
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