Pressure Signs?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by arthurj, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. arthurj

    arthurj Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,
    I have usually just watched bolt lift and ejector marks but what is the best method to rely on to judge a near max load without having pressure trace? Did I hear that measuring case head expansion on once fired brass is the best method? Was it any expansion over .0005 at the web area is too hot?
    Thank you,
    Al
     
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    jimbires Well-Known Member

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  3. arthurj

    arthurj Well-Known Member

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    Awesome,
    Thank you very much. So I guess I might throw that method out the window! In the past I have been watching all of the normal signs and stopping when I get any of those main indications, but I need to use my chrono more. I guess I get lazy and when I'm running short on time that is one less thing to mess with. I usually end up checking my velocity at some point, but I need to use it more in the development stage!