Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by gifbohane, Apr 4, 2019.
Would you chamfer and smooth the case mouth of a once fired cartridge you DID Not trim?
i always just hit the in and out lightly,
Plinkers, no way.
Match loads, sized with a XDie, when I'm getting ready to push a $0.15 SMK down that neck, I look and chamfer if it's not already.
I do lightly but only with a VLD chamfering tool. In fact I only recommend the VLD chamfer for all inside necks. The regular chamfer tool tends to raise a sharp burr as it displaces brass and rolls a burr.
Not unless I was seating something like a VMAX or Varmageddon bullet
I always touch them lightly with the VLD tool.
I champher and debur all of my fired cases regardless of type ammo being made.
I trim everything and for 223 brass I trim with the RCBS 3 way cutter so the case mouth gets chamfered.
Yep; I just touch them up the old fashioned way, with an L.E. Wilson hand deburring tool.
I'm goofy - I trim all .223 brass, and chamfer inside and out, then hit with a light neck expander.
The expander button already swages/smooths things out sufficiently for jacketed bullets.
(cast lead lead gets a different answer)
I usually trim when I buy once fired brass ....then about every fourth firing after .....
I chamfer and deburr after trimming .... If the brass is shorter than my trim length like a lot of FC brass is ....then I chamfer and deburr them also... Lightly(all) .....just taking the sharpe edge off ....
After proper load workups to getost accurate combinations I don't differentiate precision loads or plinkers. It's easier to pink with precision no than to shoot for precision with sub standard ammo. If you want to point take chances with factory ammo
Lightly chamfer & deburr all rifle brass.
only if it is needed
I tend to get metal shaving off the jacket if I don't.
I run every case through the trimmer. some trim some don't. My trimmer chamfers and deburrs while it trims. i find it faster than measuring every case
Not for bulk .223.
But I hit every other bottleneck case whether I have trimmed or not.
I only reload for 223 and 22-250 anymore. I run every case thru the trimmer. If it gets trimmed I chamfer and de-burr.
At rhis point, every rifle round that I reload goes through the Giraud trimmer - they are always trimmed to the same length with the inside and outside of the case mouth chamfered. I can process at least 400 pieces of brass per hour, so there is no excuse for me to not prep the brass appropriately.
I chamfer and debur even if I don't trim. Could I get by without doing it? Yes. However, I don't like copper getting scraped off of the jacket when seating a flat base bullet.
That would be nice - with a Lee Zip Trim and hand tools it takes quite a bit more time.
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