Well, like I brought up in another thread in the gunsmithing section, I've pretty much run the course with figuring out my Kimber montana in 30-06. I screwed up and went to boondocks to pick up a primer pocket uniforming tool, and walked out with a Ruger Hawkeye in 35 Whelen to start playing with.
I have a b'gillion 30-06 cases, so that was one deciding factor in getting the Whelen, since I wanted a little more power than the -06 for bears (lots around my cabin). I started necking up a bunch of cases, and "surprise" they come out shorter than the trim-to length. Is this going to continue to be an issue, or will they grow back to specs after a few firings? Is this something I should be really concerned with at all? Cases that started out at 2.484 in 30-06 came out after sizing in the 2.462 range. Normally, anything I accidentally trim to less than 2.482, I toss in the "save for something later" bucket. So what do you guys think? Also, while the subject is up, any pet loads for the Whelen? I have a ton of RL-22, RL-15, Varget, and some AA2495, Win 760, H4895, and RL-19... So far I only bought one box of 225 gr Accubonds to start playing with.