I have bought some brass and had some new brass given, 7mm08 to be precise. I bought nosler custom and the other brass is RP. All cases measure 2.015'' long as new cases..
Not only in my reloading book but also the lee die instructions and also the case trimmer all say that 7mm08 cases should be 2.035''. Even after being reloaded twice, cases are still measuring less than 2.035'', more like 2.025''. Thus, no brass is trimmed from the case as the trimmer trims to 2.035''.
The reason i bring this up is because all this brass is longer than the 2.015'' but not long enough to trim it to a uniform length. Most cases are +/- 5 thou. and around 2.025''.
Obviously all this new brass has been trimmed to 2.015'' as thats what a .308 case is supposed to be.
Has anyone else noticed this? Im hoping that after a few more reloads, they will make the 2.035'' and all be trimmed to maintain this uniform length.
I know im being anal and that the old cliche will come up ''the deer wont mind...'' but were all striving for perfection and it just seems like an anomaly, just wondered what people thought..