do you weigh your brass


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rhartwell
May 17, 2009, 09:56 PM
I still am new to reloading. I have reloaded about 1000 rounds of 9mm. I just recently got a scale to weigh the finished loads. I am finding that there is a variation of weights of the finished rounds. Curious I checked the powder wights and then the bullets. They were just about where I expected. The only variation was the brass. Since I have been shooting them and have had only one problem, one round did not get any power. Dummy me. As long as the weights are in a range that tells me they got powder am I ok or should I weigh each brass before reload? Thanks for your help. I have learned so much on THR.

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Walkalong
May 17, 2009, 09:59 PM
I weigh .223 brass to get an idea of case capacity because I have a wide variety of cases.

I weigh my 6PPC brass to the nearest tenth and make batches. (After prepping)

I don't weigh anything else. I certainly would not waste time weighing 9MM, .40, .45, etc.

Clarence
May 17, 2009, 10:48 PM
I always weighed my brass back when I was shooting benchrest competition, but there is no advantage to weighing your brass for any other type of shooting.

dirtman
May 17, 2009, 11:01 PM
I only weigh my rifle brass for the bench and... never for hunting or hand gun...

ants
May 17, 2009, 11:12 PM
I weigh and match groups as mentioned by Walkalong, but only when I'm working up a new accuracy load in a rifle that's capable of max accuracy.

Otherwise, I just tumble/size/trim/load and shoot 'em.

Cajun CB
May 18, 2009, 08:00 AM
The CCI, Blazer and Speer brass has thinner walls that would result in lower overall weight.

The Bushmaster
May 18, 2009, 09:00 AM
No...I weigh my powder instead...Every drop...

freakshow10mm
May 18, 2009, 10:12 AM
I weigh every component for my carry loads but not for plinkers.

Cajun CB
May 18, 2009, 11:53 AM
I gave some bad information. The CCI, Blazer and Speer cases DO have thinner walls but they actually weigh more.

SASS#23149
May 18, 2009, 12:19 PM
Waste of time weighing pistol brass,the time is better spent making sure you don't undercharge/overcharge your cases.That is THE most important step in this endeavor.

fourdollarbill
May 19, 2009, 11:14 AM
I always worry about the powder drop. It is hard to look in a case on a progressive reloader with out moving and squinting so I bought two flexible bicycle mirrors and mounted them to the press. Now I can see the inside of the case without moving out of position. - no i'm not lazy i just can't see that close :what:

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