Originally Posted by Mikecr
But then I'd have to vibratory polish it anyway to keep it from tarnishing. And I'd have to re-foul inside necks for best seating.
I like clean, but function must come first.
Mike, what am I missing? I don't vibratory polish mine after the stainless media? I just looked and it all looks fine to me? But I dont store ammo long, I shoot too much.
After 14 firings the insides of my 338 LM cases were really getting a thick build up. But I didn't realize there were advantages to a "fouled neck" ?? please explain. I get great consistant seating using Imperial neck graphite is that why I don't notice a problem with clean brass?
I do live in a dry climate but drying cases is not an issue for me. They will dry in the sun on a simple rack I made from a board and finish nails. But I do wait a day to be sure. Or if I am annealing (which I do almost every firing) they are dried from the heat.
The biggest plus I seen was the spotless primer pockets. It was a painstaking job with a brush and now they all look new after cleaning and I dont have to touch them. I feel a clean primer pocket is important for consistacy.
Honestly, I value your opinion. I feel brass prep is key to accuracy. Tell me what I can do to improve.
Oh, and believe me I am in no "Brass Bling Contest" Just felt I was getting sloppy leaving all that crud build up inside and it was starting to flake as the other cleaners had never touched it.