Overtrimmed my brass!

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Korhil78, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    I have never done this before so I thought that I would ask. I Overtrimmed some of my brass (10) so it is .008 shorter than what the book says to trim it to. Is that going to affect anything? I don't think that it will but thought that I would ask.
     

  2. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    Nope, it shouldn't hurt anything as far as safety, it that's what you're looking at.
     

  3. Stormrider

    Stormrider Well-Known Member

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    Won't affect a thing.
     
  4. killitgrillit

    killitgrillit Active Member

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    shoot away
     
  5. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    Actually, your right on where it should be. Most reloaders try to stay about .010" below SAMMI chamber length. Just keep them all consistent same length; and inside and outside champfer afterward.
     
  6. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Did you trim to SAMMI specs or to a spec "Trim Length" from a loading book? I agree you should be fine but if the speced trim length you used includes .010" os so below SAMMI you do have a slight danger of a carbon spot in the chamber. If this is the case I would still shoot them with a little extra cleaning of the chamber as they grow back out.

    Jeff
     
  7. Fox Hunter

    Fox Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Trimming .008" shorter than the "trim to" length won't hurt a thing as others here have said. Those cases will flow back length after a couple firing/ full length sizing cycles.