Brass Size Questions


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Master of Arms
April 27, 2008, 08:36 PM
I`ve read a few different opinions on the amount of times a brass shell casing can be used and they vary from twice- 5 or six times. Also I would like to know where I can find detailed measurements for various brass{with pic} I`ve added an example photo below. I have a few but I`d like to find more if possible.

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Ol` Joe
April 27, 2008, 08:46 PM
Cartridge drawings can be found in your load manual.
The amount of times a case can be loaded depends on the amount you "work" your brass. Necks/mouths are normally the 1st place splits and cracks appear and cases should be tossed when these show. Cases should make 6 loading without a hitch, most will do more.

mrawesome22-250
April 27, 2008, 11:13 PM
I've got Lee Collet neck sized 22-250Rem cases that are on their 19th load:what:

lgbloader
April 28, 2008, 03:01 AM
True Mr. Awesome...

I have found that this can also depend on how hot you charge your cartridge as well. I have some 38 spcl cases that I charge with 2.8 of Bullseye behind 158 gr lead swc that have 19 loads through them and I just tumbled them yesterday (Saturday) for another pass. this will be the 20th time I load that brass (Winchester purchased as new brass only) so I more than got my money out of them since I still have have aproximately 270 out of the original 300. On the other hand, I have some 44 mag brass that I could only get 4 - 6 loads out of before I felt the brass was kinda iffy.

Have a good one.

Walkalong
April 28, 2008, 07:55 AM
Here are a few at Handloads.com. (http://www.handloads.com/articles/cartridge.htm)

Several things dictate brass life.

Master of Arms
April 28, 2008, 02:47 PM
Walkalong, That`s exactly what I`m looking for but it`s a few calibers short. I need the deminsions of a 7mm magnum to finish my little project.

Master of Arms
April 28, 2008, 02:52 PM
http://stevespages.com/page8d.htm

This is an awsome sight for this information. Hundreds if not more of the demensions for just about everything.

Thanks for all the info guys.

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