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    Hornady flash hole

    Good Morning,

    I have now started reloading my .22 hornet but seem to be having problems with the hornady brass, its the brass i have kept from the factory rounds but when de priming the decapper pin on the lee collet die keeps being left in the fire hole, i have reduced the pin slightly wich did help but still on a few it would seem that the hole is slightly smaller. Could i drill the flash hole on my future rounds to ensure a standard size, and if so what size drill should be used. I look forward to some help on this!

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    I won't use the Hornady brass for that reason.
    Stick to PPU for trouble free hornet reloading.

    Neil.

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    I purchased some new .204 Hornady brass in the USA and was very disappointed with the quality some of the flash holes appeared off centre and at an angle. I had to ream and deburr them all, compared to Lapua brass they were very poor. Not had to prep any factory stuff as yet. I would not buy it again.

    D

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    S&B have a tight flash hole too, easily solved with a drill.
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    Hi Neil, what is the privi brass like, and what sort of life should I expect? I may run a drill through the flash hole in my hornady brass as I have a lot, but I like the price of the privi, Tom

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    I'm with Neil on this one. Forget Hornady brass for reloading and stick to PRVI. Many of mine have been reloaded 6 times with no problems.

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    Or get a 1/16" reamer and buzz that through, simples.
    A young man who isn't a socialist hasn't got a heart; an old man who is a socialist hasn't got a head.
    I have summat for sale; here's the M̶i̶d̶w̶a̶y̶ Brownells UK price... effin jokers.
    "The .30-'06 is unstable at close range" - Ahahahahhahh!


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    Thanks for all the help, I will order some privi brass, but will also run a drill through the cases I have, is there a maximum size that the flash hole shouldn't exeed?
    regards Tom

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    Bench Rest seem to use smaller flash holes and this is not new it seems. Ken Waters in his Pet Loads series of articles found this problem and drilled out the flash holes in cases so that normal dies and decapper coud be used. Some claim that the smaller hole increases accuracy? How that would work I have no idea but that is the claim. Reading these old articles is far more interesting than most of what is on TV.

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    Thanks Conure,

    No bench rest for my shooting, usually leaning awkwardly against a tree at midnight in the rain! I will arm the drill, out of interest I also have some forsner brass ( must of been used by hornady at one point as i have only ever bought hornady factory ammo) and the flash hole on those are far bigger than my decapping pin.

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