Re: Newbie Questions
On the brass cleaning, I had a tumbler and have replaced it with an ultrasonic cleaner which works dramatically faster and results in far cleaner brass. Check the article "Ultrasonic Case Cleaning" by Jason Baney aka jb1000br at accurateshooter.com. Also, as a still pretty newbie myself, buy Zediker's Handloading for Competition. It has much more detail on "how to" than the Sierra manual and the like.