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Do you trim pistol brass?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by giggitygiggity, Sep 5, 2009.

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  1. giggitygiggity

    giggitygiggity Member

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    Is it necessary to trim pistol brass? Thanks.
     
  2. Walkalong

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    I never trim auto pistol brass, but I do trim revolver brass to get a more consistent crimp. Some folks don't trim either.
     
  3. ReloaderFred

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    I'm one of those folks Walkalong is refering to who doesn't trim pistol brass. My volume of loading precludes it, and I've never found it necessary for my needs.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  4. Walkalong

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    I have shot many test loads in .38 with untrimmed brass, and honestly, I can't see the difference on target, but I still like to trim revolver brass. Well, I don't like to, I prefer to. :)
     
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    The only pistol brass I trim is .30 Carbine.
     
  6. The Bushmaster

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    Yup...I trim pistol brass if and when it needs it. And I trim revolver brass to insure a consistent crimp...
     
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  7. ir3e971

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    I trim revolver brass. It drives me crazy having inconsistent crimps. Like the others have stated, I don't trim autoloader brass.

    For this trimming, I use the lee system.
     
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    If I'm really really bored on a long cold winter weekend.
     
  9. Rollis R. Karvellis

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    I might start with new brass just for the fun of it, our any range pickups, but it would only be on the cold day's of winter also, and it would be a one and done thing.
     
  10. RustyFN

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    No I don't trim any pistol brass. I don't trim revolver brass either but don't load much for revolver.
     
  11. Swede

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    I don't trim either. Then I usually only shoot target loads.
     
  12. 45ACPUSER

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    Well, depends on what you consider pistol brass...
    Straight walled brass for auto loaders....NOTTA!
    Bottle necked cartridges in a TC you bet!
    For full house 44 Magnum you bet!
     
  13. Jaybird78

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    I haven't yet.

    Definitely not for a autoloader.

    I can see doing it for some high pressure MAGNUM loads in a revolver.

    I'm loading on a rock chucker single stage and every step saved is time saved.

    To each his/her own.
     
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