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Old July 17, 2012, 11:05 AM   #6
k4swb
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I'm going to offer this advice.
Anyone that is totally new to reloading should start out with a batch of brass that is trimmed or at least sorted to the same length.

After you get a feel for things this won't be so important but crimping always seems to give new folk a fit.

If your brass isn't the same length and you set things up for a short case, then a longer case will get too much. If set up for the longer case then the short ones won't get enough. The difference in just a few thousands, while still in spec, will make a difference. New people chase this all over the place and get hung up a lot.

After you do a few you will get the feel for what is needed and it will be easier but when starting out removing this one thing will limit some frustrations.
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