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Measuring Brass Before Reload

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by racerngr1, Feb 27, 2010.

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  1. racerngr1

    racerngr1 Member

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    How many people measure and sort based off of size their pistol brass? I have been getting some larger variations then I'm happy with, so I decided to start reloading my brass and putting all of together that is within .005 of a variation. Do I just need to work on setting up my dies better or do more sorting. I'm still using a single stage press.
     
  2. warnerwh

    warnerwh Member

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    I don't bother. I do keep large quantities of a single manufacturer together though. Using some mixed brass I have there have been no issues other than it's not quite as accurate.
     
  3. thorn-

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    I don't measure pistol brass, no. The variation is not enough for me to worry about.

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  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    The only difference length variation can make is if you are roll-crimping revolver ammo.

    Pistol ammo is taper crimped, and is not length critical, as long as it is not too long to chamber.

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  5. Walkalong

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    Yep, never measure it, and I shoot a horrendous mixture of range brass in 9MM, .40 & .45.
     
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