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Old 02-25-2014, 5:19 PM
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Default Stainless Steel Pin Diameter?

Which is preferred diameter?

I see there are .041, .047 and .062 diameters with corresponding length.

Which is most versatile?
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Old 02-25-2014, 9:16 PM
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I like the bigger ones that Stilly sells, much easier to separate from the brass, and clean great. My small ones are just sitting there.
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Old 02-25-2014, 9:52 PM
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I use the 0.62 x .255 and it seems to work great.

I got it from these guys by the way.

http://300aacbrass.com/stainless_ste...ess_steel_pins

And they are very nice guys to deal with.
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Old 02-26-2014, 9:53 PM
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High praise! High praise!

The short ones are nice because you get more, BUT when they get too short, they risk getting lodged sideways in certain shells.

THAT is why I push the longer ones. Get those shorties into a .223 or .308 and they could be a tad harder to get out.

I actually have a bag of the .062 x .255 and I must say. Aint gonna be telling folks to go get them. In fact, I aint even gonna give them a try unless I wanna show the new problem with them.

BUT to answer your question in the first place, you want a .062 or around that size because that size will fit 1 pin in your flashhole, but the smaller pins can slip in 2 or so and give you a headache when they get lodged in there.
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From all of the testing I have seen, the most efficient ones are 0.047 x 0.255
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