Should I resize or not?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by howlnmad, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    I was loading up some rifle rounds to do a test with and caught a problem so I had to knock a few apart. My question is whether or not to resize these cases. Will it affect the test by giving less bullet tension if I don't.

    What say ye?
  2. rcairflr

    rcairflr Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2011
    Wichita, Ks
    Anytime this happens to me, I resize. IMO the tension will be different and as such will give a different POI.

  3. ckelley

    ckelley Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    North Dakota
    Pull the decapping pin out of your sizing die and run the brass through it again. It would only take a few extra minutes and it would help ensure that everything is the same between the rounds you had to pull apart and the ones you didn't for testing purposes.
  4. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Just re-flare the case mouth, if you can it resized without crushing the edges of the case mouth. That's what I do, and I lose very few cases.
  5. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    I think I'll pull up the de-capping pin on my Lee die and run them thru again. As was said' it'll only take a few seconds to do. Thank you all for your replies.
  6. JohnTheCalifornian

    JohnTheCalifornian Member

    Jun 12, 2009
    Dont forget to relube those cases again.
  7. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
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