View case snapshot
This article describes the ‘View case snapshot’ feature.
It’s important to understand that cases change every time you shoot it and every time you work on it. For example, brass properties will change every time a case is run through a full length sizing die. It may or may not impact it’s performance; and it will certainly effect its life span. Maybe some of the cases are starting to split and you’d like to know (a) what batch it is; or (b) how many times they’ve been fired to roughly know the lifespan of this specific brand for future reference. This is normal, however we need to keep track of this data.
The batch of brass you have documented may no longer be an accurate representation of that batch. For example, the ‘times fired’ property will need to be updated, maybe case length, trim, etc. At the same time this batch of brass has to remain in its current form to be an accurate representation of the load recipe. This means that case data within a recipe needs to be kept the same; while the main batch can be updated.
This is automated feature and does not require user interaction.
In the recipe screen you will see a ‘brass snapshot’ button.
This will open a window with a copy of your case data used for this specific recipe, at the time of assembly (a point in time snapshot of your brass).
A copy of this data has been made behind the scenes and assigned to a specific recipe. This data will not change even when you update the main batch of brass. This is done intentionally, to maintain an accurate records of your exact cartridge specification for every recipe you have loaded.
Don’t do this unless you really know what you are doing and why you are doing it.
Please note that the only time brass snapshot values will change, is when you manually and explicitly change brass selection in an existing recipe.
There may be a reason you need to do this, perhaps correcting an error and the application does not prevent you from doing this for that exact reason. However, this should not happen in most cases.