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Old 12-04-2010, 06:40 PM
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Prepping brass

Just curious what methods people use. Do you decap, tumble, resize, trim, primer pockets and in what order. I usually tumble, resize, trim, primer pocket, then load. Just ordered a Sinclair primer pocket uniformer.

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Old 12-04-2010, 07:56 PM
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Re: Prepping brass

What I used to do:

tumble, rinse, dry, resize (includes decap), tumble, rinse, dry, trim neck if needed, chamfer/deburr, ready to load.

Since the tumble/rinse/dry crap takes so long, I'm streamlining and just wipe the outside with Kaboom. I plan on buying the steel media and doing that method in the next few months.

I won't run a dirty case in my sizer dies. I know many loaders take a spent case and size it dirty but that makes for extra cleaning of dies too.
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:35 AM
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Re: Prepping brass

From the range(immediately):
1. hand deprime
2. Twist carbon from pockets
3. Wipe carbon off outside necks
4. Vibratory clean
Log the range results

Later:
5. Lube cases & bump shoulders
6. Check trim length and fix if needed(not often for me)
7. Bushing neck size
8. Vibratory clean

When ready to reload:
9. Run mandrel through necks(for tension adj)
10. Seat primers
11. charge cases
12. Seat bullets

Of course each step is a procedure in itself.
Store ammo with a card detailing the load.
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Re: Prepping brass

Go here and read the first 5 topics....they are fantasticlly well done.....you won't regret it....

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Old 12-05-2010, 12:26 PM
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Re: Prepping brass

I found it interesting that the writer dismisses a 168 30 cal bullet for shooting at or beyond 600 yards without explanation. I have a 308 and bought 3 boxes of Berger 168 VLDs to try. Now I wonder if I should send them back and exchange for 175s.

I'd really like to know his reasoning before I do anything.
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Re: Prepping brass

It's just a person's opinion, and nothing with a better basis than others.
I breezed through about 13seconds of it and disagree with his contention of starting out jammed through load development.

But anyhow, it's beyond the specific subject of this thread..
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Re: Prepping brass

Clean Brass:
1.Deprime/resize
2. Tumble to clean lube
2a. Trim if necessary
3. Prime by hand or in a dedicated primer tool like the Lachmiller
4. Load and Seat

Dirty Brass:
1. Tumble till clean and shiny
3. Deprime/resize
3a. Tumble to clean lube
4. Trim if necessary
5. Prime by hand or in a dedicated primer tool like the Lachmiller
6. Load and Seat
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