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Old November 16th, 2019, 09:02 AM   #1
 
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Shorter than normal Hornady .357 brass

This one has me stumped. While loading .357 Mag today I keep coming across Hornady brass that is shorter than normal. (Yeah, I know, I should sort my brass!) My Speer manual lists a max length of 1.290, and a trim length of 1.280, and I measured this Hornady brass at from 1.240 to 1.247! So, its longer than .38 Special (max length of 1.155), but shorter than regular .357 brass. Been reloading for 30 plus years and have never come across this. The only thing I can come up with is maybe they were loaded with heavier and longer than normal bullets, and they had to trim the cases so it would fit in the cylinders. What say you?



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Old November 16th, 2019, 09:07 AM   #2
 
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Shorter than normal Hornady .357 brass

They are from leverlution flex tip loads. Donít shoot flex tips myself, but the brass is shorter.


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Thank you sir! It really had me stumped!
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You'll find short brass in other calibers too, loaded in the Leverloution line of ammo, with too-short brass. I use this brass for 'projects,' when it turns up.
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