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Flash hole size

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by whitetail2, Jan 31, 2010.

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  1. whitetail2

    whitetail2 Member

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    While cleaning a batch of mixed 45ACP brass, I noticed that the flash hole size was different between the different makes of brass. I always sort my brass, and load each lot by case manufacturer. But will this flash hole size difference, have any effect on my handloads?
     
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    None, it is from NON Toxic ammo load away!
     
  3. bds

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    For plinking/practice, no.

    Some match shooters may argue that size of flash may affect powder burn rate.

    I don't sort by flash hole size, even for my match loads. What I do is range test them (my qualifier being 2" group at 15 yards) - if reloads meet this, it's good enough for match shooting.
     
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    Flash hole size falls squarely in the "no problem" column.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  5. whitetail2

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    Thanks guys. I figured it was a non issue, just never hurts to ask.
     
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