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Old August 28, 2013, 06:45 PM   #29
Join Date: December 27, 2009
Location: Missouri
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.45 ACP case length

What exactly happens if you reload .45 ACP brass with case lengths over the .898 maximum?

I measured some once-fired .45 ACP cases (PMC brand) from one particular box of factory ammo that I bought at the range and shot (and miraculously, was able to recover all 50 cases). I came up with lengths up to .903. I don't have the required trimmer yet.

If reloaded, would such rounds cause failures to feed, or if they did feed, battering of the bolt face or other problems with the pistol? How critical is the case length in most .45s? To trim, or not to trim, that is the question.
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