Do you trim pistol brass?


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giggitygiggity
September 5, 2009, 09:26 PM
Is it necessary to trim pistol brass? Thanks.

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Walkalong
September 5, 2009, 09:34 PM
I never trim auto pistol brass, but I do trim revolver brass to get a more consistent crimp. Some folks don't trim either.

ReloaderFred
September 5, 2009, 10:01 PM
I'm one of those folks Walkalong is refering to who doesn't trim pistol brass. My volume of loading precludes it, and I've never found it necessary for my needs.

Hope this helps.

Fred

Walkalong
September 5, 2009, 10:08 PM
I have shot many test loads in .38 with untrimmed brass, and honestly, I can't see the difference on target, but I still like to trim revolver brass. Well, I don't like to, I prefer to. :)

zxcvbob
September 5, 2009, 10:29 PM
The only pistol brass I trim is .30 Carbine.

The Bushmaster
September 5, 2009, 10:33 PM
Yup...I trim pistol brass if and when it needs it. And I trim revolver brass to insure a consistent crimp...

ir3e971
September 5, 2009, 11:19 PM
I trim revolver brass. It drives me crazy having inconsistent crimps. Like the others have stated, I don't trim autoloader brass.

For this trimming, I use the lee system.

SASS#23149
September 5, 2009, 11:22 PM
If I'm really really bored on a long cold winter weekend.

Rollis R. Karvellis
September 6, 2009, 11:14 AM
I might start with new brass just for the fun of it, our any range pickups, but it would only be on the cold day's of winter also, and it would be a one and done thing.

RustyFN
September 6, 2009, 12:35 PM
No I don't trim any pistol brass. I don't trim revolver brass either but don't load much for revolver.

Swede
September 6, 2009, 12:52 PM
I don't trim either. Then I usually only shoot target loads.

45ACPUSER
September 6, 2009, 01:55 PM
Well, depends on what you consider pistol brass...
Straight walled brass for auto loaders....NOTTA!
Bottle necked cartridges in a TC you bet!
For full house 44 Magnum you bet!

Jaybird78
September 6, 2009, 02:06 PM
I haven't yet.

Definitely not for a autoloader.

I can see doing it for some high pressure MAGNUM loads in a revolver.

I'm loading on a rock chucker single stage and every step saved is time saved.

To each his/her own.

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