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Ade
January 3, 2004, 08:48 PM
I getting ready to start reloading. I've reloaded before, but only one specific load for a .44mag. I used carbide dies, and bullets that a friend of mine cast.

I was reading the latest Speer manual, and noticed that nowhere in the instructions (though it is certainly possible that I missed it) does it mention deburring and chamfering cases. I have always done that as part of the process EVERY time I reloaded a shell, but I can't remember if I did this because my old reloading manual included it, or if my bullet casting buddy told me to. Can someone please clear this up for me? It is neccessary always? Sometimes? Rarely?

Please be careful answering this, as more questions will surely follow. :)

Thanks.

Andy

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Cortland
January 3, 2004, 09:22 PM
It's surely not necessary for pistol cases. I only deburr and chamfer my rifle cases if they're new or if I've just trimmed them.

Blackcloud6
January 3, 2004, 10:00 PM
I only deburr and chamfer if I trim the case.

stans
January 4, 2004, 03:04 PM
I trim my revolver brass once, it never seems to stretch, and de-bur and chamfer after trimming, never again after trimming.

vega
January 5, 2004, 12:40 AM
I load for my 45 and 9mm (yes I'm a cheapskate) and most of them are under lenght so there's really no need to trim them so there's no need to de-burr and chamfer them. I do encounter some over length 9mm and the cases collapse when I seat/crimp the round. And no I don't throw it away, I just pull the bullet, get the powder and de-prime so I could use it again.

I will be getting a 30-06 and I believe I will be trimming this round.

vega

Ade
January 5, 2004, 06:53 PM
Thanks for the feedback!

NavajoNPaleFace
January 8, 2004, 06:56 AM
Very rarely is case lengthening needed on pistol cases because of the lower pressures versus rifle.

Occassionally you might run into the need with higher pressure pistol such as 10MM, mags, etc. But, generally it still is not a major issue.

Rifle, on the other hand, should be case checked and lengthened (if needed) particularly if you are loading for accuracy (which is, in my case, the reason to load rifle rounds).

tc300mag1
January 8, 2004, 09:04 AM
I only deburr if i trim the case and most of the time thats only on rifle case ..pistol cases in my experance dont strech as much as rifle cases.

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