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Pressure Signs?

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Unread 01-02-2010, 11:55 AM
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Pressure Signs?

Hey guys,
I have usually just watched bolt lift and ejector marks but what is the best method to rely on to judge a near max load without having pressure trace? Did I hear that measuring case head expansion on once fired brass is the best method? Was it any expansion over .0005 at the web area is too hot?
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Unread 01-02-2010, 12:10 PM
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Re: Pressure Signs?

here is a link to a good discussion . Jim

The first sign of excessive pressure is...
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Unread 01-02-2010, 12:31 PM
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Re: Pressure Signs?

Thank you very much. So I guess I might throw that method out the window! In the past I have been watching all of the normal signs and stopping when I get any of those main indications, but I need to use my chrono more. I guess I get lazy and when I'm running short on time that is one less thing to mess with. I usually end up checking my velocity at some point, but I need to use it more in the development stage!
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