Re: Ticks for loading a belted case
I ignore the belt and use the shoulder for headspace, just like any non-belted round. Otherwise, as you reload the brass repeatedly, they will have a tendency to stretch in front of the belt. This is due to pushing the shoulder back too much.
If you have a way to measure the shoulder to head length (like the hornady tools), it is an easy job to just touch the shoulder .001" or so and call it good.
If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.
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