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Old August 16, 2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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cases under size ?

I measured a few 45 acp cases and found a few to be less than the trim to length, can they still be used ? They are about 3 thousands under trim to length.
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Old August 16, 2012, 08:53 PM   #2
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That is ok.
I have seldom seen a .45 case as long as spec and only about three ever that were longer. Those I just discarded, it isn't worth the trouble to trim straight case pistol brass.
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Old August 16, 2012, 09:01 PM   #3
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Nearly all once fired 45 ACP cases are a bit short, nothing to worry about. William
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Old August 17, 2012, 06:45 AM   #4
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Thank you for the replies, I appreciate it
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Old August 17, 2012, 07:29 AM   #5
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Did you measure before or after running them through the resizing die?
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Old August 17, 2012, 10:43 AM   #6
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Heck most of the time new cases are short. No sweat. Why they manufacture them shorter than spec is something I have never understood but that's the way it is.
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Old August 17, 2012, 11:55 AM   #7
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I measured mine after the second firing before I sized them.
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