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Trimming and sizing question

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by TargetTerror, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. TargetTerror

    TargetTerror Well-Known Member

    I'm starting to load for my 22 Hornet handi rifle, and I have a question about trimming and sizing. I'm full length sizing the brass (it's new brass), then trimming and deburring it. After trimming, do I need to run it through the sizing die again? Is there any benefit detriment to doing so?
  2. Pumpkinheaver

    Pumpkinheaver Well-Known Member

    Trim it and debur it, then load it!
  3. ants

    ants Well-Known Member

    Trim it and deburr it, then load it and shoot it. Repeat.
  4. snuffy

    snuffy Well-Known Member

    Need to? No. But it wouldn't hurt except to work the brass again, shortening the life expectancy. Hornet brass is real thin and small. It's life expectancy is limited as it is so working it twice is NOT a good idea.
  5. moosehunt

    moosehunt Well-Known Member

    Adding to what Mr. Snuffy said about the relatively short case life of Hornet brass to begin with, I would encourage you to get a neck die for subsequent loadings to significantly extend the case life. It will.

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