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Hornady leverlution issue

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so i have been collecting 444 brass for some time now. I would say 30% of what i get are hornady LL cases. out of that i would say 70% show signs of over pressure :pale: most common is primers backing out, fallowed by cratering, flattening, and a few were starting to actually flow. I have a feeling hornady is walking a fine line in regards to the pressure these bullets are making.
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It may not be Hornady doing the reloading.....maybe someone else who can't see signs of poor judgement in loading.
I forgot to mention that Hornady LL cases are .0060" shorter than regular .444 brass. This doesn't seem like much but decreasing case capacity creates some additional pressure. I don't know if it would make that much difference. I quit trying to load Hornady LL .444 and .45/70 because my RCBS dies wouldn't crimp the bullet.
My book showed trim to length versus the actual length when I measured. I thought it was .006" but it has been awhile and my memory isn't what it used to be....I'm probably wrong. That looks like .125 or 1/8 inch.
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