...and a very Happy New Year
Ok, I'm feeling a bit daft here so here goes.
I tend to make a habit of cleaning, sizing (neck only as fire formed to the chamber) and priming cases - in this instance .243 - when I have a batch size worth doing so that should I need to load some up I have them all ready for whatever load/bullet combination I need.
Here is the issue. I've just had my .243 re-barrelled and the neck sized, primed cases are marginally over length for the new chamber. New unfired cases are fine but clearly my old barrel was slightly different.
Given that the brass is Lapua I'd rather not discard it. So I'm wondering what options I have. Perhaps:
1. Ask all my .243 shooting friends to see if they can chamber the cases and, if yes, fire them and then I'll FL resize and trim to spec.
2. Discard safely and put this one down to experience (stupidity).
3. Await the wisdom of the SD to provide the answer.
I'm sure at huge expense I could get a chucked case trimmer but frankly, as we're talking about 50ish cases, it just isn't worth it.
Any suggestion gratefully received.