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Old 02-20-2021, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Onewolf View Post
Regarding powder and primers, are you ever concerned about home owner's insurance restrictions? Local government regulations?
Energy density.............Gasoline ~ 35 MJ/L ..........Propane ~ 25 MJ/L............Gunpowder ~ 10 MJ/L. Are you are you ever concerned about home owner's insurance restrictions? Local government regulations?? The extra propane tank or plastic 5 gallon jug of gasoline most people have in their garage poses a greater danger to burning their house down than my reloading supplies......particularly since I keep mine inside a metal lock box. Do you store your Metal fuel cans in an OSHA compliant Flammable Liquids Cabinet?? All things gun related are not the boogieman.
Old 02-20-2021, 01:58 PM
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Regarding powder and primers, are you ever concerned about home owner's insurance restrictions? Local government regulations?
Nope.
Old 02-20-2021, 02:22 PM
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When I first started reloading for Swedes I was told to spend a little more and get Norma once fired brass from Sweden which I did. Reloaders told me that the domestic brass stretched too much and would eventually fail. I shoot reloads in four of five I own and have never had a problem with any of the cases. You might consider switching to Norma or Lapau brass
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Originally Posted by Jimco View Post
When I first started reloading for Swedes I was told to spend a little more and get Norma once fired brass from Sweden which I did. Reloaders told me that the domestic brass stretched too much and would eventually fail. I shoot reloads in four of five I own and have never had a problem with any of the cases. You might consider switching to Norma or Lapau brass
They will all eventually fail. The goal should be to push the shoulder back only 1 or 2 thousandths. RCBS die setup instructions will have you waaay overworking the brass, shortening it's life span. The trend is apparently away from neck sizing, but the brass lasts a loong time as long as you anneal on occasion. The pro shooters (long distance) FL size and anneal every round every time.
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Originally Posted by SeaPro48 View Post
They will all eventually fail. The goal should be to push the shoulder back only 1 or 2 thousandths. RCBS die setup instructions will have you waaay overworking the brass, shortening it's life span. The trend is apparently away from neck sizing, but the brass lasts a loong time as long as you anneal on occasion. The pro shooters (long distance) FL size and anneal every round every time.
Since you only anneal the neck and shoulder, does it stop case separations. I am going to start doing it on 6.5s. Video shows it being done after resizing, does it matter as it would make more sense to me to do before resizing.
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Originally Posted by Jimco View Post
Since you only anneal the neck and shoulder, does it stop case separations. I am going to start doing it on 6.5s. Video shows it being done after resizing, does it matter as it would make more sense to me to do before resizing.
I don't think it would matter as long as it was done the same way each time.When a bottleneck round is fired, the case grows, at the expense of thinning at the web. By minimizing the sizing, that stretch (and thinning) is reduced. Annealing won't help this.Each time the brass is sized/fired, it "work hardens." Annealing resets the brass to its original softness, preventing split necks and shoulders. Then case life is dictated by loose primer pockets instead of split necks.The pro shooters I believe anneal and full length resize every case, every firing, resulting in a more consistent neck tension. They only bump the shoulder a minimum amount though. Erik Cortina has a good video showing a simple way to set up your dies to minimize stretch. He HATES neck sizers, and he is the pro. I just shoot deer, so I am going to keep neck sizing and only bump the shoulder when the rounds get hard to chamber (bolt-action).Semi-autos require FL sizing every time, of course. But you only want to set the shoulder back 2-3 thousandths.
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Until this thread I had never ever even thought about it.

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