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Brass Size Questions

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Master of Arms, Apr 27, 2008.

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  1. Master of Arms

    Master of Arms Member

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    I`ve read a few different opinions on the amount of times a brass shell casing can be used and they vary from twice- 5 or six times. Also I would like to know where I can find detailed measurements for various brass{with pic} I`ve added an example photo below. I have a few but I`d like to find more if possible.
     

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  2. Ol` Joe

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    Cartridge drawings can be found in your load manual.
    The amount of times a case can be loaded depends on the amount you "work" your brass. Necks/mouths are normally the 1st place splits and cracks appear and cases should be tossed when these show. Cases should make 6 loading without a hitch, most will do more.
     
  3. mrawesome22-250

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    I've got Lee Collet neck sized 22-250Rem cases that are on their 19th load:what:
     
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    True Mr. Awesome...

    I have found that this can also depend on how hot you charge your cartridge as well. I have some 38 spcl cases that I charge with 2.8 of Bullseye behind 158 gr lead swc that have 19 loads through them and I just tumbled them yesterday (Saturday) for another pass. this will be the 20th time I load that brass (Winchester purchased as new brass only) so I more than got my money out of them since I still have have aproximately 270 out of the original 300. On the other hand, I have some 44 mag brass that I could only get 4 - 6 loads out of before I felt the brass was kinda iffy.

    Have a good one.
     
  5. Walkalong

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    Here are a few at Handloads.com.

    Several things dictate brass life.
     
  6. Master of Arms

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    Walkalong, That`s exactly what I`m looking for but it`s a few calibers short. I need the deminsions of a 7mm magnum to finish my little project.
     
  7. Master of Arms

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    Got It!!

    http://stevespages.com/page8d.htm

    This is an awsome sight for this information. Hundreds if not more of the demensions for just about everything.

    Thanks for all the info guys.
     
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