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Unread 08-17-2011, 07:56 AM
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Dirty primer pockets

I am fustrated......and need some help.

Like some of you, I bought a Hornady Sonic cleaner for my brass. One of the selling points for myself was the fact that it would clean the primer pockets. I have found that this isn't the case (pardon the pun). Some pockets get "alittle" clean, but still fouled.

I have used Distilled water and the Hornady Cleaning solution per the companies request. Do any of you have any experience or any suggestions on how I can relievate this situation?

If you look at the brochure, they show a clean primer pocket and is one of the big selling points. Tried everything.

Any help would be appreciated.
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    Unread 08-17-2011, 08:43 AM
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    Re: Dirty primer pockets

    I use a mixture of water and vinegar 50/50 with a couple of drops of dawn dishwasing liquid. I run mine 3 cycles of 480 seconds followed by 1 cycle of Birchwood Casey Case Cleaner followed by 1 cycle of plain water with a tablespoon of baking soda. My come out as clean as the day they were new.
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    Unread 08-17-2011, 09:38 AM
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    Re: Dirty primer pockets

    Excellent. Thanks for your help.

    I will try it tonight.
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    Re: Dirty primer pockets

    Read this UltraSonic Case Cleaning I wouldn't put too much stock in Hornady's reccomendations. There are better solutions (pun intended).
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    Re: Dirty primer pockets

    As mentioned above 50/50 water & vinagur with dish soap, then warm water with backing soda, then clean rinse
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    Re: Dirty primer pockets

    I think really hot water and detergent helps a lot for cleaning primer residue. When I clean berdan primed cases, I soak them in close to boiling water & detergent (laundry detergent) for about 1/2 hour before running them in the tumbler with stainless tumbling media. Mine only have to be tumbled 1/2 an hour before they look like new (they are tumbled with detergent and lemishine).

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    Re: Dirty primer pockets

    seems to be to much work for me.or I am missing something.I just run the primer reamer in and its doone.then in the case cleaner to do the rest.
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