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.30-06 - Trim to Length

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by PaulTX, Jun 24, 2003.

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  1. PaulTX

    PaulTX Member

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    I'm using an RCBS full length resizing X-Die on the .30-06 cases for a Garand. The instructions for the die say to trim the cases once after the first resizing. After looking at the numbers, I decided to trim any long cases to about 2.482". I have some cases that run shorter than this.

    Is this a reasonable trim to length?

    Thanks
     
  2. PaulS

    PaulS Member

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    PaulTX,
    The standard trim to length is 2.484 which is .010 short from maximum length. A few thousandths won't make much difference.

    PaulS
     
  3. Steve in PA

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    Actually I think it says to trim them .010 under the trim length of 2.484......which would give you 2.474.......which is what I did when I set up my X-die. I've been loading them like that ever since and don't have a problem.
     
  4. PaulTX

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    Thanks for the input guys!
     
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