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.45 guy
01-13-2010, 10:03
I was processing some .223 brass. While trimming I checked the length of one with my calipers. It was 1.230. I don't remember seeing an answer to this question. But what would happen if a short case got through and you loaded it? What would happen when it was fired?

Hoser
01-13-2010, 11:31
Nothing. You will be fine.

.45 guy
01-13-2010, 12:07
Thanks, Hozer

Glocks&Ducs
01-13-2010, 12:14
You may not be able to load it at all. The short neck may not hold enough tension to keep the bullet from falling in.

.45 guy
01-13-2010, 12:19
Becuase it my not crimp?

Three-Five-Seven
01-13-2010, 12:42
Some of those Federal cases come pretty short. They always take a second inspection.

Hoser
01-13-2010, 15:34
I was processing some .223 brass. While trimming I checked the length of one with my calipers. It was 1.230. I don't remember seeing an answer to this question. But what would happen if a short case got through and you loaded it? What would happen when it was fired?

Did you mean 1.730 or 230?

1.230 is shorter than a 221 Fireball...

dudel
01-13-2010, 16:46
Did you mean 1.730 or 230?

1.230 is shorter than a 221 Fireball...

My thought exactly. Is the OP sure it's a .223 case? Some case are easy to confuse. .380 and 9mm come to mind.

Easy to slip by if you are working with pickup range brass.

.45 guy
01-13-2010, 23:00
Wow, sorry guys. 1.73, what a typo. Sorry

dudel
01-14-2010, 00:39
Wow, sorry guys. 1.73, what a typo. Sorry

See, that's an example of what can happen when trolling for load data if you don't know how to sanity check a number.

An honest typo by the OP. In this case no harm, no foul. Imagine if that had been a load weight instead.