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    QuickLoad case dimensions info

    Hi all - I have a copy of QuickLoad ordered (Long story - Friend's buying it for me.) Unsure when I'll get it. Soon enough probably. For case re-forming I had a thought, is the information in the QuickLoad databases in a known format so it could be used to search for suitable donor cartridges in the future when I come up with another wildcat or shot shell or whatever I want to make from some donor brass? If not I can start putting my own database together, UGH though LOL

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    You're SOL!
    Quickload bases it's calculations on volume not actual case dimensions.

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    Aw DRAT. Well, it happens. Thank you! I can start getting data (lots of it conflicting) from my bunch of manuals and online, and entering it... I suspect I'll have some conflicting data on some things LOL

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    QL does have dimensional drawings for many of the cartridges that I find useful in looking at potential case forming work. I just don't know how they are stored and if there is any way to search them other than my old "call up the cartridge and look at the drawing" strategy. Most, but by no means all, of the cartridges in QL have a nice drawing with max case dimensions shown.

    When you call up the main QL page with your cartridge selected, if there is a little colored rectangle showing right under the left-hand side of the "Selected Cartridge" window you click on the little rectangle and get the case drawing.

    Like I said, I have found that very handy at times.

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    Good to know I've been a programmer since the 70s so I can figure something out once I have the data captured, and might even be able to figure out their storage scheme. (I don't "like" database programming much, but it's like anything else, sometimes you have to do it.) If I can avoid the "scut work" that's always nice. ("scut work" is what COMPUTERS are for! LOL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlmck View Post
    QL does have dimensional drawings for many of the cartridges that I find useful in looking at potential case forming work. I just don't know how they are stored and if there is any way to search them other than my old "call up the cartridge and look at the drawing" strategy. Most, but by no means all, of the cartridges in QL have a nice drawing with max case dimensions shown.

    When you call up the main QL page with your cartridge selected, if there is a little colored rectangle showing right under the left-hand side of the "Selected Cartridge" window you click on the little rectangle and get the case drawing.

    Like I said, I have found that very handy at times.
    Then the man is no better of than using "Handloaders Manual of Cartridge Conversions" and look them up manually.

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    17nut - Yes. Just means I'll have to put a LOT of data in from there - all manually.

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    Quickload also makes case design software named QuickDesign.
    That bit will let you play as your heart desires

    https://www.neconos.com/details3a.htm

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    Hmmm, good info! I'll call them and see if I can export the data (if it's in text form that's be simple.) Thank you!

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