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Old December 5, 2012, 03:47 PM   #8
schmellba99
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I can honestly say that I have never trimmed a pistol round - generally you find that they shrink anyway over time.

I can honestly also say that I have never chamfered a pistol round. Belling them eliminates the need, and as already mentioned - on auto rounds you are reducing the surface area on your headspace, which I can only imagine being a bad thing.

Primer pockets - clean when really dirty, otherwise rock and roll with whatever the tumbler did. Same with uniforming or deburring the primer pockets. They are, after all, target/plinking rounds.

I always lube, regardless of whether or not it is rifle brass or pistol brass with a carbide die. Lubing will extend the life of your die and help eliminate overworking of the brass while in the die.
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