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Old September 2, 2011, 10:49 PM   #3
engineermike
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The .898 is the SAAMI length, and the .888 is the length that case was trimmed to when the bullet was tested for the load data and the .885 is the length of the case you picked up. I am not sure if the case shrinks when it is fired for the first time or whether the factory that made the bullet the first time trimmed the case to that length but as rifletom says "you're good to go" just keep your C.O.L. within specs. All of my 9mm, S&W 40's, and 38 specials are all shorter than the case trim length shown in the load manuals I have and they all work just fine.
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