In order to participate in the GunBroker Member forums, you must be logged in with your GunBroker.com account. Click the sign-in button at the top right of the forums page to get connected.
Options

45-70 Brass, trim to length

sunajsunaj Member Posts: 35 ✭✭
edited September 2008 in Ask the Experts
Hi,
Bought some 45-70 once fired brass (on Gunbroker:) but after inspecting the cases I note that the lengh is below specs for reccomended trim to length, don't think this will be a problem in a single shot but it makes me wonder if it is really once fired brass as advertised, Speer reccomends trim to 2.095 and Lyman reccomends 2.105, these cases are averaging 2.088; the cases look good otherwise, any thoughts?

Comments

  • Options
    dtknowlesdtknowles Member Posts: 810 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Would these be Hornady brass. My experience is that the Brass from Hornady Leverevolution ammo has short brass because of the long ogive on the bullets. The brass is fine to reload.

    Tim
  • Options
    Mort4570Mort4570 Member Posts: 472 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have bought brass in the past,new,that was quite a bit under minimum trim to length.Thught it was odd,but I don't shoot bullseye so it worked for me.
  • Options
    sunajsunaj Member Posts: 35 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    No says it is once fired made by Starline, headstamp BHA, Black Hills Ammunition
  • Options
    tsr1965tsr1965 Member Posts: 8,682 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    If it is Starline, it is as good or better than anyones brass. Perhaps if the seller sold it as ready to load, maybe he trims all his stuff a little short. With the 45-70 it is not a problem being 10-20 thousandths short, as it headspaces on the rim anyway.

    Best
Sign In or Register to comment.