Hmmmm recently I handloaded some once fired RWS cases I got from Tommo a few weeks ago. I re-sized them then cleaned the primer pockets and inside the necks then checked the lengths and was shocked to discover they were over 0.025" longer than the reloading manuals say is the trim length. Now is this just another example of SAMMI re-writing the cartridge specs on european cartridges? or is RWS quality control that far out?
I only did 20 ready for stalking with, test fired a few to check zero etc then re-loaded those few, so I have the 20 ready to go. But I now have a further 180 cases to size and trim and taking 0.025" of each is a chore and when you convert the SAMMI trim legth to metric it's 0.5mm under 57mm and doing an internet search tells me that the cases length is 57.0mm talk about confusicated .