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Speer Under Size

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by ThunderStruck, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. ThunderStruck

    ThunderStruck Southern Oregon Member

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    I have 300 speer cases that are undersized at 1.730" and not 1.750" as called for.
    I am firing a single shot rifle and want to know if these are OK to load.
    Thanks,
    Ed
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    What are they? I'd say that if they don't headspace on the mouth they are just fine.
     
  3. ThunderStruck

    ThunderStruck Southern Oregon Member

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    The cases are .223.
    Thanks,
    Ed
     
  4. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    You are good to go...223 head spaces off the shoulder :)next loading they will probably over 1.750
     
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  5. ThunderStruck

    ThunderStruck Southern Oregon Member

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    Thanks for the info will start cleaning.
    Ed
     
  6. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    bottle-necked cases almost always grow in length after sizing,so size,measure,trim if beyond max oal.
     
  7. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    The long part is what'll get ya in this "case".. not the short.. pretty much.
     
  8. ThunderStruck

    ThunderStruck Southern Oregon Member

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    Thanks,
    Ed
     
  9. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    I usually trim to 1.740" so you're only .010" under that... GTG