Re: Sizing new brass
[quote I've been sharply rebuked for not sizing my new brass. [/quote]
Rebuked? That's pretty strong. After all, it's YOUR business if you size new brass or not. Avoiding it saves a little time and it presents no hazard. It's your choice if you load bullets normally or seat them backwards and call them "boat-tail wad cutters"! Some of our web "experts" over-do their prissy pontificiating!
That said, I size new bulk brass before I load it. Those cases come off several machines at a high rate of production so it's not truly consistant. FL sizing makes it more so and rounds/establishes the case mouths too. Sizing is cheap, we already have the tools and it doen't take long. Why not do it?