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Unread 04-18-2009, 07:20 PM
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trim to length guide

Does anyone know where I can find a simple trim to lenth guide that covers all standard cartridges?

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    Re: trim to length guide

    Most standard reloading manuals have trim lengths published for each cartridge. However, Sinclair also sells an insert that fits in a shortened case to measure each rifles EXACT trim length (similar to OAL gauge) since published values tend to err on the short side for safety
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    Re: trim to length guide

    as stated, most manuals will give you cartridge length and many will give you a trim length. Trim length is usually about .005 - .01 shorter than cartridge length. Some published trim lengths will vary. It is important for you to pick a trim length and stick to it.
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    Re: trim to length guide

    Lyman has what you're asking about, but most reloaders use a caliper and published figures. Those interested in protecting their chambers will measure with the Sinclair device.
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    Re: trim to length guide

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    Lyman has what you're asking about, but most reloaders use a caliper and published figures. Those interested in protecting their chambers will measure with the Sinclair device.
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    Re: trim to length guide

    6mmbr.com also has alot of data online for most popular competition style cartridges. Reputable website too. Might post a new thread here too and ask what others have been trimming to.

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    Re: trim to length guide

    "...where I can find a simple trim to lenth guide that covers all standard cartridges?"


    Goodness. This ain't rocket science, a few thousants one way or the other will make absolutely no difference. Check the book max lenghts and take 10 thou off that for a "trim to length".
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