Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

Trim to Length for 7mm Weatherby

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-01-2006, 07:10 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 56
Trim to Length for 7mm Weatherby

The manual states a TLL of 2.539", but I have been using 2.448" I did not find a good discussion on this when I searched, so I was curious as to anyone else's experience with TTL that is supposedly too short. Any problems, issues, or unexpected results? Steve on the Nosler board states, based on good documentation, that we can go .020 under case length and it is still in spec.

What is the preferred method for TTL: Lathe or Trim die? Do the lathe guys have a hard metal case of correct TTL so that the cutter does not not accidently alter the case length?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-01-2006, 11:07 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Potomac River
Posts: 5,059
Re: Trim to Length for 7mm Weatherby

Hornady manual lists TTL of 2.535.

Sierra Manual lists TTL of 2.540

My advice. Fire the brass one time with a light load, try to only partially resize and don't trim unless you have to. Excessive trimming will cause the case to stretch at the belt and you will have case head separation.



My hunting loads in 7mm Wby run on the raggedy edge of safety and blown primers and and separated cases are pretty much a way of life for me.

I have used trim dies and I have used the Forester case trimmer. The difference is the Forester case trimmer leaves the neck round and I do not have to trim all the way back to minimum. I can just trim enough to get under max case length. Helps with the stretch issue.
__________________
The Smokin Fur Rifle Club
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Trim to Length for 7mm Weatherby
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chamber length, and trim length question Firearrow Reloading 15 06-25-2010 09:40 AM
Trim Length Jinx-) Reloading 7 04-23-2010 06:58 AM
Trim to length adam330 Reloading 4 01-14-2010 07:28 AM
.22-250 AI Trim Length Doug in Alaska Reloading 3 11-09-2009 09:37 AM
Trim/max length - .30-.338 Win Mag 300winnie Reloading 2 12-07-2007 06:03 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC