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Old 04-13-2017, 08:40 PM
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Does anybody trim their pistol brass? Does anybody trim their pistol brass? Does anybody trim their pistol brass? Does anybody trim their pistol brass? Does anybody trim their pistol brass?  
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no there is no need to
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Old 04-14-2017, 01:21 AM
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I made the mistake of buying a 100 piece bag of Winchester brand 44 magnum brass the other day. 17 of the 100 were too short to expand the mouth for bullet seating without adjusting the dies. Case lengths varied as much as .030.

Also, none of the mouths were square if you get my meaning. I was disappointed to say the least. Measured some old Winchester brass and it was square and true.....and not varying in length.

So. Trimming may be in the future for this batch of new brass.

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Old 04-14-2017, 01:56 AM
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Does anybody trim their pistol brass? Does anybody trim their pistol brass? Does anybody trim their pistol brass? Does anybody trim their pistol brass? Does anybody trim their pistol brass?  
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I just received 500 pieces of new 357 brass from Xtreme. And yes, I put each one of those suckers in a Forster trimmer just to see where they were and to be able to log a starting point in my data book. They were very consistent in length and the mouths were quite square to the head. At a length of 1.275" my trimmer just met the end of each one. Good stuff for a beginner.

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Old 04-22-2017, 07:30 PM
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Nope, Never did , Never will. No advantage in doing so.
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Old 04-22-2017, 08:00 PM
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I reload .45 Colt rounds and I do trim the cases especially after loading heavy rounds for Ruger Blackhawk revolvers.

I find if I don't trim the cases the long cases will cause very heavy crimping when using the fourth die during reloading. I use Lee Precision four die handgun caliber reloading dies.

I use cast bullets for the majority of my .45 Colt reloading.

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Old 04-22-2017, 08:02 PM
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I was trying to adjust my .357 dies to a new press and was getting some funky crimps. So, I decided to do what I've never done in 50 years of reloading: trim pistol brass. Then I reset my dies.

OK, the brass was old, but it's still not a bad capability to have. I recall some .44 Spl brass I had and reloaded so much you couldn't read the headstamps. The cases were visibly uneven and should have been trimmed. I quit using them when the brass wouldn't keep enough tension to keep the bullets from moving under recoil (didn't crimp).
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