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jjfuller1 01-28-2012 01:07 PM

.308 case trimming
okay for empty .308 cases. so the case shoud be2.015 .. how are the tolerances before i need to trim cases? would plus or minus .10 be too much? guess im asking how much difference should there be before trimming

BlueTurf 01-28-2012 02:06 PM

I measure my .308 cases after they have been cleaned and put through the resizing die. I trim them to 2.015 for each loading. The reloading manuals I referenced listed 2.005 as the trim length. I hope this helps.

robocop10mm 01-28-2012 05:32 PM

2.005 is the "trim length". Kind of the minimum length. 2.015 is the max length. When the case exceeds the max length, you trim it back to minimum.

I trim everything back to 2.005 so the crimp is consistant. I use the Lee Factory Crimp die because I shoot most of my .308 through auto loaders.

jjfuller1 01-29-2012 12:22 AM

okay thanks

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