Hey all, I have a few questions regarding the casings I use for reloading.
1) The reloading books I use call out my casing length to be 2.090, but the case trimmer I have (Lee) for my caliber trims them to 2.093-2.094. Anyone know why this would be different? If I didn't trim them down to 2.090....is that significant enough to affect my load accuracy?
2) After I shoot a round, the casing ends up about .005-.012 longer than spec. Do you guys trim your casing every time you reload them to get them to spec?
3) On occasion, I will trim a casing shorter than spec (usually .002-.004 to short). Are these still usable or do you discard them?
4) Do any of you have a good method of cleaning your casings after they have been resized and tumbled in order to get the "tackiness" off the shell? I wipe my down and it is time consuming and annoying (although it is good "brain down-time"). Is there a solvent that these can be soaked in that will dry on its own once removed?
Any ideas will be appreciated.