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Have a question on resizing
07-02-2018, 02:37 PM
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Have a question on resizing
Not an oldy but it is a biggyTongue

I got in a horse trade at the Q and ended up with the horse. It's an X frame S&W 500 mag.

I'm used to straight walled cases and reloaded a few without resizing. My brain was not tuned to high pressure smokeless. My thinking being that I'd get longer case life. Since we're all fired in the same gun, no problems were encountered.

But... I'm thinking I should be resizing these cases due to the heavy recoil. It would give a better grip on the bullet.

Anyone have experience with big handgun cartridges and have advise beyond getting my head examined for getting it.Big Grin
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07-02-2018, 03:39 PM
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RE: Have a question on resizing
If the seating die crimps those enough to keep them from spinning in the case, then resizing may not be necessary. Try it both ways and see which way it shoots the best, if you can even tell if that monster shoots well or not. Smile

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07-02-2018, 04:35 PM
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RE: Have a question on resizing
   

Well, I scattered a few around the edge then finally settled down. The shells come 20 to a box. I now know why. That's about a full days worth of shooting.
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07-02-2018, 05:10 PM
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RE: Have a question on resizing
Looks like you carefully snuck up on that bullseye Smile

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07-02-2018, 05:24 PM
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RE: Have a question on resizing
I would size'em. Not all cyl are cut the same.
G.

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07-02-2018, 05:25 PM
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RE: Have a question on resizing
    Little beast is heavy and about the same as shooting the bucket offhand.
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