Fairly new to reloading; I just resized a bunch of Federal brass, primed it, and noticed I'm too long in case overall length. I think I've shot this brass maybe 5 times. I full length resize every time & want to continue to do so to avoid any jams. This is my backup bear safety gun, so reliabilty is of upmost concern.
Please, let's not debate the adequacy of this round for brown bears. I'm well aware I'm undergunned, but it's what I have & I'm using premium bullets. If I knew I was going to be charged I would have a 416 Remington Magnum, great for the situation, but not for hunting.
I understand you can just neck size & get more firings before trimming. But, I really don't want to do that for the aforementioned reasons. Is there anything else I can do to increase the number of firings before I have to trim? I don't even have the tools to trim, yet; Suggestions?
And since I primed those ones that are too long, do I just shoot them off without powder and bullet?
And lastly, what cartridges do you have experience that go a long time between trimmings? Thanks in advance for your experienced answers.
Oh, The rifle is a Sako Finnlight bolt action.