Hornady Brass

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by cliffspot, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. cliffspot

    cliffspot Member

    If you guys are reloading for revolvers, be aware that there is a lot of Hornady brass that is about .02 inches SHORT! I have found a lot of them in 44 mag and 45 Colt in the last 2 years. The bullets don't seat to the crimp groove and the case mouth won't crimp as it doesn't reach the roll in the die. A real pain in the butt as I reload commercially and do 1,000's at a time. I have to sort the brass or the loaded rounds and reset the dies (belling, seating, and crimp)...what a hassle! I have no idea why this is so.....anyone want to shed some light on this?
  2. JonM

    JonM Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    its just the nature of the beast. all of us have to sort mixed brass. i sit and watch tv while i do it. i full length size then grab a couple of baggies/boxes my case gage and ge after it

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    The brass was likely first loaded with the Hornaday LeverRevolution bullets. The long ogive of the semi-spitzer bullet mandates a shorter case to get a proper crimp.