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In the midst of processing some once-fired 5.56 brass right now. Most of the LC brass is running between .020 and .025 over the trim-to length - I'm collecting quite a pile of shavings. I'll be glad when I get this batch processed - I think it's the worst part of reloading.

I agree with you on pistol brass - I don't go thru them quite like you and the Mrs., but I've found that it's a waste of time checking OAL on them. For a while, I was sure that OAL was an issue with my pistol brass, as I could feel a difference during the crimp stage - but I'm more inclined to think it has to to with variations in the case thickness at the mouth.

I've been able to include a number of changes to my reloading routine, as a result of your experience, observations, and willingness to share your knowledge. I truly appreciate it.

To the OP - sorry about hijacking the thread.


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I'm with you. Trimming is the absolute worst and the only part of reloading I hate. I enjoy all the other aspects immensely and that's amazing considering I've been reloading/casting bullets since I was 9 years old.

And I'm happy to help others where I can as I consider that one of the main purposes of forums like this.

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