Trim length?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by RangerBrad, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. RangerBrad

    RangerBrad Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    290
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    I have a 25-06, max length is 2.494 and minimum is 2.484, Should I be trimming towards max, min or somwhere in the middle Thank's, Brad
     
  2. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,042
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    I trim when a few hit max, then I trim the lot or box. You can get a little jig that goes in brass and check your actual chamber, then you will know if it is longer or shorter than what is listed.
     

  3. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,249
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2003
    How do you know what 'max length' is? Have you measured it in your chamber?
    I determine max length per my chamber & trim all to the longest length I can get them all to. Hopefully(if I planned it right) this ends up within 5-10thou of chamber end after fireforming.
    The closer to chamber end, the faster the neck sealing, with lower sooting & ES.