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    Posted: January 12 2018 at 7:21am
I suspect case life for the 303 is all a out head spacing. For fellow reloaders, how many times do you reload a she!!? Thanks!
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I'm currently reloading a batch for the 6th time.

I am using full length dies but individually set up to match the cut of the individual chambers in my 3 rifles. I did a write up on the process in the reloading section a while back. Unfortunately the embedded images were lost during the great PhotoBucket Disaster of '17Ermm

http://www.enfield-rifles.com/custom-setup-for-reloading-dies-case-smudging_topic2800.html

Headspace is probably the most controversial topic in the L-E world. "Generous Chambers" being the second most controversial, & "fixing the Problem" with grease, oil, rubber bands, unicorn sploodge & gawd knows what else the third.Embarrassed


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I reload mine until you see the light band up from the base, which says they'll come apart next time.
 
If they do separate, no worries apart from getting the case out of the chamber, Gas system very good, and nothing nasty gets back to your eyes. 
 
(Good screwdriver in the base of the case will turn them, and allow easy removal most times, or another round  chambered into the bust case and then extracted will draw a lot of them out.)  
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When I first started reloading, I got a bunch of brass from a really old guy at the range. I gave them a quick eye ball to see any tell tale signs of excess wear, as I had know idea of the gun he had shot them out. Loaded a box. Two separated! I knew from the sound. Casing came out easy, but I pulled the bolt and checked the bore to ensure the bullet had made it's way downrange before firing another round!!!
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This varies by Brass Brand and if you full length or neck size
Brands                       Full length                Neck Sized
PPU or Norma                5-6                             10-12
Remington  or HXP         3-4                               6-8
Winchester                    3                                   6
S&B                              0                                   0 
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