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Old December 29, 2012, 04:16 AM   #9
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That link leads to Denton Bramwell type information.
He is a strain gauge / saami pressure for strong rifles person.
If that is what you are, stop reading what I am writing.
He and I are both electrical engineers.
He is a "do it per procedures" type and I am a "get 'r done" type.

In this pic I have uploaded, one can see I have measured the threshold of extractor groove expansion in .308 cases.

If you think I need more resolution than a dial caliper, stop reading what I am writing.

Per Vernon Speer in 1956, when one finds the threshold of brass change, one should back off 6% powder charge for the max load.

I have found that with Hodgdon extreme powders and my own rifle, I can back off 4% powder charge and I have safety margin for long brass life over a range of variables including; temp, brass volume, powder throw variation, primer variation, dirty chamber variation, bullet seating variation, ect.

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