Just started using Lapua brass .223. Firstly price, got them from the Sportsman who sold them to me for £60 each instead of £64.99, what does every think about the price? If you know some where cheaper please state postage as well?
After counting both boxes they seemed to be down 1 case in each (99 per box)! Any one else have that issue?
Whats the most loads any one has every had out of these cases? I always hear reloaders say between 10 - 15 times, if I'm running a high charge i reckon i'll be lucky to get to 10 loads!
As these cases cost me a little bit more coin this time i want to get the most out of them. As they are not yet fire formed, i will run them all through the resize die for the first time, after firing them for the first time is it worth me full length sizing them any more (working the brass and all that)?
My last question is on case trim length. My Hornady manual states that i should trim back to 1.750, when i measured every case they ranged between 1.746 all the way up to 1.754. Normally i would trim all cases to 1.750 and just ignore and load the few that are under 1.750. Whats the general rule of thumb here, is it safe practice to load those few? I reload for the accuracy and hate having a few cases out by even 0.001.
Any advice on the above would be greatly received.