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Old August 19, 2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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44 SPL Brass length

I recently picked up some 44 spl brass at a local gun show and was checking the length and found that at least 2 dozen were 1.145 to 1.150 inches long, instead of the normal 1.160.
Should I use them or put in scrap bucket?
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Old August 20, 2013, 12:12 AM   #2
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I'd use them. The trim to length is 1.150. The ones at 1.140, I'd load as light plinkers.
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Old August 20, 2013, 05:46 AM   #3
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Thsnk You.
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Old August 20, 2013, 05:55 AM   #4
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I'll be happy to pay shipping to get those dangerously short pieces of brass out of your way.
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Old August 20, 2013, 07:29 AM   #5
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Which head stamp? I have found that W-W .44 Spl. brass has frequently had dimension problems (usually the rim thickness). I avoid W-W brass in .44 Spl.
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Old August 20, 2013, 08:09 PM   #6
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The headstamps are w w,remington, and midway.

I will check the rim thickness when i have the time.

Thanks.
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Old August 20, 2013, 10:14 PM   #7
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What howlnmad said. Especially if they're being shot in a 44 Mag, there's no real problem.
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Old August 21, 2013, 05:54 AM   #8
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Many thanks for the help.
Yes they will be shoot in a ruger super black hawk 44 mag.
Just wanted to have some lighter rounds to put down range maybe once a year when it come out of safe.
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Old August 21, 2013, 08:25 PM   #9
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You'll like the 44Spl round MakarovFan. It is an inherently accurate cartridge - even with your case length variations.

Load 240g SWC's with a medium speed powder (HS-6, AA5, Unique) and you're good to go.
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