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Old December 03, 2018, 20:36   #23
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Originally Posted by Wildcat View Post
Interesting. How many shots do you get out of a sleeve?
What's the indicator that a sleeve is not fit for further use? Splits?
Seems like there probably should be a a way to partially form some rifle brass to use as sleeve stock.
A few collars split on their first shot, some on the second, but most on the third.

I use the collars until they split, then they are discarded. If you use a split collar to shoot with, the case will crack upon firing at the split line.

I'm sure new collars can be made from a variety of materials, but I don't have the skill or knowledge to do it.

It is my understanding that Bob Booth first wanted to construct the collars from brass, but he thought that would be cost prohibitive. Personally, I think collars could be constructed from short small tightly wound coil springs. They would be easy to install and remove. Plus, they would never wear out.
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