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Old 04-07-2009, 08:26 PM
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I use a 22 caliber bronze brush with steel wool wrapped around it



the trick is to get it real tight.

The mica is to make the seating smoother which in my tests makes the seating depth much more consistant. It also seems to have slightly reduced my velocity standard deviation although there are so many variables there that I can not say that is the cause.
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:25 PM
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Since we're showing off.

This is the primer pockets after my method. I dont use a pocket brush at all, I just leave them like this.



This is how they look on the outside

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Old 04-08-2009, 12:07 AM
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Hey joel

Those are some very clean cases, very nice. Absolutely better than mine.

Didn't know it was 08/04/2009 already though!!

Where did the time go?
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Woods,
Thanks for the explanation of the mica. I am really impressed with all your results. Why do some people tumble the cases before depriming? It seems counter-intuitive to me.
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:27 AM
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Woods,
Thanks for the explanation of the mica. I am really impressed with all your results. Why do some people tumble the cases before depriming? It seems counter-intuitive to me.
akhnaten
Depriming isn't the issue it is more to get rid of any grit or dirt on the cases before you put them through the dies thus reduces wear on both case and die.
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:28 AM
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Hey joel

Those are some very clean cases, very nice. Absolutely better than mine.

Didn't know it was 08/04/2009 already though!!

Where did the time go?
Yeh, you yanks have your day and month back to front.
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:33 AM
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Depriming isn't the issue it is more to get rid of any grit or dirt on the cases before you put them through the dies thus reduces wear on both case and die.
If you use a simple deprimming die first it's not like you will harm your resizing dies.

I do the vinigar and birchwood casey cleaning before I resize then wash and tumble after resize to remove lube and tarnishing finger prints.

I do all my trimming and deburring etc when I resize.
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