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Old February 10, 2013, 01:01 PM   #1
Jbotto
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Short Hornady pistol brass

Why does it seem that anytime I come across Hornady pistol brass, that it's much shorter than all the rest? I shoot mixed brass in my revolvers, and have found this to be the case, that Hornady brass is significantly shorter in both .357 and .44 magnum. Any clue?
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Old February 10, 2013, 01:13 PM   #2
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Possibly from Hornady's Flex-Tip factory ammo. Hornady says trim .357 mag brass to 1.240" for their 140 FTX bullet and 1.255" for their 255 grain FTX in 44 magnum brass.
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Old February 10, 2013, 01:38 PM   #3
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I separate cases by headstamp for consistent case neck tension.
I trim 357 mag brass to 1.280" and 44 mag to 1.275" for consistent crimps.
Like rg1 said, the brass may have been trimmed to load the FTX bullet.
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