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.45 ACP case length

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by double d, Sep 8, 2009.

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  1. double d

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    I recently saw a thread with some great pictures illustrating proper
    case length in a removed barrel. Now I can't find the post. Can
    anyone point me in the right direction?
     
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    I don't remember either, but here it is again. The first time I ever saw this it was posted by Shoney I believe.

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    Hmmm...too slow again. :)
     
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    Walkalong, I knew I had scant seconds to beat you. ;)
    You would have had me if my son caught the quesadilla maker on fire.
     
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    double d, Note that image four says "bullet seated out too far or case too long"
    It's rare to find a case too long, and more likely to seat a cartridge with a COAL that's too long.
     
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    Thank you everyone. This is the illustration I remembered seeing.
    I just got a new 945 Smith and tested a few sized cases in the
    removed barrel, and anything over .893" seemed to be near flush.
    The illustration suggests I can go all the way to flush. (Oddly, my
    1911 Smith can go another .004") Thanks again.
     
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