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A Safe Maximum?

By Matthew Camerom

If the rules are followed, processing components into useful ammunition is not all that difficult. In columns like this, and in the reloading manuals, writers always exhort reloaders to be safe and sensible in how the processes are carried out. 

 

Without fail the reloader is told NOT to exceed maximum loads. This is sensible advice because without pressure measuring equipment it is impossible to know exactly what pressures are being generated inside the cartridge case. It’s an inexact science and without reliable pressure testing equipment by the time signs of high pressure appear you may already be in dangerous territory.

 

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